A peer-reviewed open-access online journal that that publishes scholarly articles on all aspects of information systems. JSAIS emphasizes originality, importance, and cogency of ideas, with a broad focus emphasizing various research methodologies and inclusive of interdisciplinary investigations. More...

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  • Michael Cuellar (Georgia Southern University)
  • Meg Murray (Kennesaw State University)

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Volume 2, Issue 1 (Summer 2014) Current Issue

Information Systems Faculty Perceptions of Ethical Work Climate and Job Satisfaction

Kevin S. Floyd and Johnathan M. Yerby

The purpose of this research was to provide an overview of the current research literature in the areas of ethical work climate and employee job satisfaction, and then present a model that will help guide future research on the relationship among egoistic ethical work climate, benevolent ethical work climate, and principled ethical work climate and job satisfaction as perceived by information systems faculty at institutions of higher education in the southeastern United States. The study determined which ethical work climates were significantly positively and negatively correlated to job satisfaction of individuals employed in higher education. The analysis demonstrated a foundation for higher education institutions to choose to implement a particular ethical work climate to increase job satisfaction. The paper concluded with implications for future research.

Temporal Data Update Methodologies for Data Warehousing

Nayem Rahman

Data warehouse applications and business intelligence (BI) communities have been increasingly feeling the need to collect temporal data for accountability and traceability reasons. This necessitates building capabilities to capture and view transaction lineage in data warehouses based on timestamps. Data as of a point in time can be obtained across multiple tables or multiple subject areas, resolving consistency and synchronization issues. In this article we discuss implementations such as temporal data update methodologies, coexistence of load and query against the same table, performance of load and report queries, and maintenance of views on top of the tables with temporal data. We show how to pull data from heterogeneous sources and how to perform join operations with inequality predicates with more than one source table and then load them in analytical subject area tables maintaining transaction lineage. We propose several business views based on timestamp filters for use by different applications.

Online Teaching and Learning Project Management

Manouchehr Tabatabaei

The number of project management courses in institutions of higher education is increasing to meet the high demand of effective project managers in organizations. Many institutions offer graduate degrees and certificates in project management. Therefore, more online courses in project management are offered in addition to the traditional mode of classroom setting. The purpose of this research is to present the challenges associated with teaching an online project management course, and discuss approaches to enhance learning. The need for a methodology is discussed and components of this methodology are identified for designing and delivering an effective online project management course. The suggested components of the methodology are based on the literature, best practices and experience of the course instructors. Two important propositions in the paper are: a different approach is necessary when teaching an online project management course, and teaching effective teamwork is a significant challenge in an online environment.