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Tang, Jian, Zhao, Yuxiang and Zhang, Ping (2012): Moderating effects of perceived affordances on users' adaptive media use. In: Proceedings of the 2012 iConference 2012. pp. 576-578. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2132176.2132295

Factors contributing to communication media adoption have been well studied. Several theories (e.g., media richness theory and media synchronicity theory) have been developed to explain or predict media adoption behavior. However, adoption is only an initial stage of media use. Reasons for adaptive media use in postadoption phase are of greater significance and interest. This poster posits that people's media use is dynamic in various communication environments, and it is determined by effects of multiple factors, including media characteristics, message complexity, and social context, whose influences are moderated by users' perceived affordances of media's capabilities to satisfy their needs.

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Zhao, Yuxiang, Zhu, Qinghua and Wu, Kewen (2011): The development of social network analysis research in mainland China: a literature review perspective. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 296-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1940761.1940802

Social Network Analysis (SNA) has been introduced to mainland China since the end of last century. Now it is a hot research field and can also be applied to study other disciplines as a research method or analysis tool. It is often stated that SNA research has experienced rapid growth in mainland China these years, but few studies have been conducted to prove the statement. This paper aims at exploring the research status and development of SNA in mainland China by a critical assessment of journal articles. Through selecting papers from China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CAJFD), a literature review is conducted to get an overview framework about SNA research both as a research object and a method in mainland China by bibliometric analysis and classification scheme based approach. Finally a discussion is made from the systematical data analysis, and an interesting finding is that the iSchool community in mainland China plays a leading role in the SNA related researches. Furthermore, some implications are put forward to explore how SNA can be applied to or fit with the IS-related disciplines or topics in the future.

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