Soomro, AM, Paryani, S, Rehman, J, Echeverria, R, Prasad, M & Biloria, N 2019, 'Influencing Human Behaviour to Optimise Energy in Commercial Buildings', https://www.acis2019.org/papers-by-session/, Australian Conference on Information Systems, AIS, Perth, Australia, pp. 901-907.
This paper discusses the impact of user energy choices on building energy demand, and how energy choices could be influenced to minimise building energy consumption using information systems.
Accordingly, a socio-technical framework is designed and presented, which draws upon the use of energy interventions. A novel Social-Economic-Environmental (SEE) model is presented within the sociotechnical framework which is aimed at nudging inhabitants enabling them to conserve energy in the university buildings, thereby making the world a sustainable place to live. The framework takes into account the Agent-based Modelling (ABM) approach to model user energy choices and their willingness to conserve energy in buildings. This research intends to test the socio-technical framework in the next stage of this study. Finally, this paper highlights gaps and the significance of understanding how user behaviour and their energy consumption can be influenced to optimise energy in university buildings, thereby reducing global greenhouse emissions.
Rehman, J, Sohaib, O, Hawryszkiewycz, I & Soomro, AM 2020, 'Developing Intellectual Capital in Professional Service Firms Using High Performance Work Practices as Toolkit', https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/64355/0493.pdf, 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, pp. 4983-4992.
Namisango, F, Kang, K & Rahman, J 2019, 'What do we know about social media in nonprofits? A Review', PACIS 2019 Proceedings, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, AIS elibrary, Xi'an, China.
The increasing use of social media in nonprofits has attracted significant attention from researchers in various fields. As this body of literature expands, no comprehensive review integrates and discusses the extent of social media use in nonprofits. This paper reviews, analyses and presents findings of the literature on social media in nonprofits, particularly, its
functions, enablers, and inhibitors. The paper discusses the findings of 84 research articles on social media in nonprofits published between January 2010 and March 2018. Overall, our study identifies seven (7) functions of social media in nonprofits including relationships,information exchange, conversation and interaction, co-creation and innovation, community building, collective action, and reputation and legitimacy. This paper also discusses the enablers and inhibitors of social media in nonprofits. The extant literature presented in this paper offers an extended look into social media use while providing direction for future research.
Namisango, F, Kang, K & Rehman, J 2019, 'Generative Nonprofits will Co-Create Services using Social Media Platforms', ISD2019 Proceedings, International Conference on Information Systems Development, AIS eLibrary, Toulon, France.
While previous research explores the use of social media in nonprofits, the key emerging event(s) (or outcome) and mechanisms capable of producing these events remain insufficiently explained. We observe that the growing use of social media in nonprofits is intended to attract public involvement, participation, and engagement in the provision of nonprofit services. This paper, therefore, identifies co-creation of nonprofit services as a key event in nonprofit use of social media, and the structure of social media in nonprofits (i.e., affordances, symbolic expressions, and privacy preferences) offers the mechanisms producing this event. Social media supports organization-public relationships (OPR) in nonprofits as a key mechanism; however, such relationships remain unexplored. Drawing on dynamic capabilities theory, we propose organizational generativity as a promising capability for the actualization of social media structure, OPR to realize service co-creation. This paper argues, hypothetically, that organization generativity is positively related to the structure of social media in nonprofits, OPR, and service co-creation as an overall outcome
Qahl, MSA, Hawryszkiewycz, I, Binsawad, M & Rehman, J 2019, 'Factors Affecting the Saudi Arabian Higher Education Creative Environment', 30th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Perth Western Australia, pp. 155-161.
Creativity is an essential pillar for individuals in higher education institutions (HEIs). The promotion of a research culture in universities necessitates an environment supporting new ideas and innovation by encouraging their staff to be more creative. The Saudi government is trying to improve its higher
education system by encouraging creative environments to support socioeconomic development and achieve a transformation from an oil-based to a knowledge-based economy. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that contribute to creativity and innovation among academic staff in Saudi Arabian HEIs. Therefore, this research-in-progress paper discusses how a specific set of organizational, individual and technological factors can support the achievement of a creative environment. Accordingly, a conceptual framework is proposed that lay the foundation for a creative environment in Saudi Arabian HEIs, with the ultimate aim of building an innovative environment in Saudi Arabian HEIs.
Rehman, J, Hawryszkiewycz, I, Sohaib, O & Namisango, F 2019, 'Rethinking Intellectual Capital in Professional Service Firms: A Triple Bottom-line Perspective on Value-creation', https://www.acis2019.org/Papers/ACIS2019_PaperFIN_138.pdf, 30th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Perth, pp. 649-649.
In contemporary business environment, the formulation of an effective strategy aimed at driving and sustaining value requires effective management of the intellectual resources as a basis for achieving strategic advantage. Given the paradigm shift in the factors of productivity within the knowledge landscape, it's crucial for the Professional Service Firms (PSFs) to be mindful of their Intellectual Capital (IC) potential as a basis for the competitive advantage and value-creation. Drawing upon Resource-Based-View of the firm, this research attempts to revisit value-creation concept and investigate how IC resources can be integrated and utilized to achieve broader value outcomes for various organizational stakeholders. In view of that, the proposed research aims to develop a methodological value-creation framework in the service firms by epistemologically reflecting on the IC-derived value outcomes in the multi-stakeholder context.