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Pub. period:2010-2012
Pub. count:6
Number of co-authors:3



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Gabriel Mugar:1
Ines Mergel:1
Steve Sawyer:1

 

 

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Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Steve Sawyer:16
Ines Mergel:6
Gabriel Mugar:1
 
 
 

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Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi

 

Publications by Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi (bibliography)

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2012
 
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Jarrahi, Mohammad Hossein and Sawyer, Steve (2012): Social networking technologies and organizational knowledge sharing as a sociotechnical ecology. In: Companion Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2012. pp. 99-102. Available online

We focus on how the uses of social networking technologies (SNT) are bound up in knowledge sharing practices. For us SNT include weblogs, wikis, corporate social networking platforms, and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Our focus is to the uses of SNT relative to people's informal networks within and across organizations. We conceive these as multidimensional networks, treating technology and humans symmetrically and as members of the same sociotechnical ecology. To date, evidence indicates that SNTs have multiple roles regarding knowledge sharing in organizational contexts, and it appears that uses of SNT advance collaborative practices in ways not fully congruent with contemporary organizational practices.

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Jarrahi, Mohammad Hossein (2012): Social networking technologies and knowledge sharing in organizations. In: Companion Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2012. pp. 347-350. Available online

My doctoral research is an exploratory project focused on understanding and theorizing on the ways in which various social networking technologies (SNTs) facilitate informal knowledge sharing in the workplace. Forms of SNT include (but are not limited to) corporate social networking platforms, weblogs, wikis, and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Here I discuss the work to date, outline future steps and detail the expected contributions of this research. The primary outcome of this research is a greater conceptualization of the role and value of various SNTs for knowledge sharing in organizational contexts, which still remain understudied within the CSCW arena.

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Mergel, Ines, Mugar, Gabriel and Jarrahi, Mohammad Hossein (2012): Forming and norming social media adoption in the corporate sector. In: Proceedings of the 2012 iConference 2012. pp. 152-159. Available online

Social media increasingly pervade the business context. Despite the widespread fascination with the transformative capabilities of these tools, and an increased observability of online social media practices in the corporate sector, the adoption process at the organizational level as well as its consequences on policies and strategies are currently less understood. To ameliorate this gap, this study sets out to examine adoption patterns and their resulting organizational policies and strategies that influence or are influenced by specific adoption behaviors. In doing so, this study builds on findings of an interpretive case analysis, that integrates insights from various social media strategists, purposively selected from multiple industries. Guided by several technology adoption frameworks -- primarily Orlikowski's structurational analysis -- three distinct pathways of social media adoption emerged from the data: (1) early adopters, (2) internal mavericks and (3) bandwagon jumpers. Each pathway is driven by either internal or external social behaviors, and leads to distinct organizational social media practices. Our data shows that existing organizational polices and norms mediate social media adoption practices while in turn, innovative adoption practices transform and influence the emergence of policies and norms in the form of a reflexive feedback mechanism.

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Jarrahi, Mohammad Hossein (2012): The role of social networking technologies in sociomaterial ecology. In: Proceedings of the 2012 iConference 2012. pp. 471-472. Available online

This poster reports preliminary findings from our ongoing research project that empirically investigates the role of various social networking technologies (SNTs) in informal knowledge sharing practices within and across organizations. In this research the definition of SNT includes corporate social networking platforms, weblogs, wikis, and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. To explain the role of SNTs along with other communication tools in organizations we draw on the concept of communicative ecology and sociomateriality. By integrating the two theoretical positions, we treat SNTs and people symmetrically and as members of the same sociomaterial ecology. The primary outcome of the initial stage of research is a holistic understanding of how various SNTs fit into the organizational members' sociomaterial ecology, facilitating disparate forms of knowledge sharing.

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Jarrahi, Mohammad Hossein (2011): Social networking, social network technologies, and the enterprise. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 688-690. Available online

This research proposal sets out to investigate the organizational consequences of Corporate Social Networking Technologies (cSNT). Despite the rapid uptake of cSNT very little is known about the uses in and effects of SNT on enterprises. My main contention is that these technologies are embedded within a network of social ties. To understand the interplay between the cSNT and the informal network within organization, the proposed research will draw on different streams of literature, including the social network perspective, the information sharing literature, and actor network theory. By building on these theoretical foundations, I will discuss expected contributions of this research, and the proposed research design.

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2010
 
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Jarrahi, Mohammad Hossein (2010): A structurational analysis of how course management systems are used in practice. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 29 (3) pp. 257-275. Available online

An understanding of the role of e-learning needs to be accompanied by a realisation of the variety of social dimensions in the innovation process. As most studies in this domain are typically context-independent, this research, building on structuration theory, seeks to investigate different interpretations and uses of course management systems (CMSs) in an academic context. For the purpose of this research, a case study has been conducted on the introduction of a CMS in a higher education institution. Findings from this empirical study have been drawn on to illuminate how this system is employed in disparate manners by different groups of academics and what are the reasons behind this discrepancy. The study also demonstrates that the practice lens (Orlikowski, W.J., 2000. Using technology and constituting structures: a practice lens for studying technology in organizations. Organization Science, 11 (4), 404-428), viewing the use of technology as a process of enactment, presents a useful insight for explanation and synthesis of the variations in usage patterns.

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