Category Archives: research

Community representatives and online communication

In previous research, we have observed the poor record of online engagement of community councils in Scotland, though I doubt this is issue is restricted only to this context. With some notable exceptions, Community Council online presences are characterised by … Continue reading

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Lurking and what leaders know about their invisible audience

Let’s talk about something obvious: Leaders (for instance community councillors) share information online but the paradox is, that they often don’t get a visible response. Why do they do it then? What are their expectations of how the information they … Continue reading

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What can TOE say about information security?

In which I continue to argue that information security should be explicitly mapped to all levels of the T-O-E technology adoption model. Continue reading

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Looking for a theory to explain the impact of security on technology adoption decisions

Looking at the gaps in information security is dealt with in a framework called Technology, Organisation and Environment (TOE). It claims to provide a mechanism for explaining an organisation’s response to a new technology by assessing internal and external factors that influence adoption of new technological innovations. The challenge is that it doesn’t seem to have a very good account of the importance of information security Continue reading

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Community councils online? Up to a point, Lord Copper

Some readers may be aware that during the blog silence, I have in fact been involved in a bit of research, looking at different aspects of the use of the internet by Scottish community councils. The latest output has been … Continue reading

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