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IS-Supported Managerial Control for China’s Research Community: An Agency Theory Perspective

Tian, W, Vogel, D, Ma, J and Gu, J (2011) IS-Supported Managerial Control for China’s Research Community: An Agency Theory Perspective International Journal of Global Information Management, 18 (4).

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Abstract

In the first decade of the 21st century, China’s Research Community (CRC) is struggling to achieve better performance by increasing growth in knowledge quantity (e.g., publications), but has failed to generate sound growth in knowledge quality (e.g., citations). An innovative E-government project, Internet-based Science Information System (ISIS), was applied nationwide in 2003 with a variety of embedded incentives. The system has been well received and supports the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to implement managerial control to cope with pressing demands relating to China’s research productivity. This paper explores the impact of Information Systems (IS) from the perspective of agency theory based on CRC empirical results. Since the nationwide application of ISIS in 2003, CRC outcomes have markedly improved. The discussion and directions for future research examine implications of IS for E-government implementation and business environment building in developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Tourism
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Tian, WUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vogel, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ma, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gu, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 May 2011
Identification Number : 10.4018/jgim.2010100104
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2010, IGI Global - All Rights Reserved
Uncontrolled Keywords : incentive alignment, game theory, electronic knowledge repositories, reward system, IS design
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 Mar 2017 16:16
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 19:05
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813403

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