Volume 38, Number 4 — December 2014

Special Issue: Information Systems for Symbolic Action: Social Media and Beyond

The introduction to the special issue is located in the Editorial Statements section

Research Articles

Internet’s Dirty Secret: Assessing the Impact of Online Intermediaries on HIV Transmission
Jason Chan and Anindya Ghose
(pp. 955-976)

Multihoming Users’ Preferences for Two-Sided Exchange Networks
Tat Koon Koh and Mark Fichman
(pp. 977-966)

Ontology-Based Evaluation of Natural Disaster Management Websites: A Multistakeholder Perspective
Chen-Huei Chou, Fatemeh Mariam Zahedi, and Huimin Zhao
(pp. 997-1016)

An Analysis of Pricing Models in the Electronic Book Market
Lin Hao and Ming Fan
(pp. 1017-1032)

Strategic Behavior in Online Reputation Systems: Evidence from Revoking on eBay
Shun Ye, Guodong (Gordon) Gao, and Siva Viswanathan
(pp. 1033-1056)

Information Discovery and the Long Tail of Motion Picture Content
Anuj Kumar, Michael D. Smith, and Rahul Telang
(pp. 1057-1078)

Information Technology and Administrative Efficiency in U.S. State Governments: A Stochastic Frontier Approach
Min-Seok Pang, Ali Tafti, and M. S. Krishnan
(pp. 1079-1101)

Peer Influence in the Diffusion of iPhone 3G over a Large Social Network
Miguel Godinho de Matos, Pedro Ferreira, and David Krackhardt
(pp. 1103-1133)

Harnessing the Power of Self-Organization in an Online Community During Organizational Crisis
Ning Nan and Yong Lu
(pp. 1135-1157)

Research Notes

Looking Toward the Future of IT-Business Strategic Alignment through the Past: A Meta-Analysis
Jennifer E. Gerow, Varun Grover, Jason Thatcher, and Philip L. Roth
(pp. 1059-1085)

Special Issue Articles

Take Their Word for It: The Symbolic Role of Linguistic Style Matches in User Communities
Stephan Ludwig, Ko de Ruyter, Dominik Mahr, Martin Wetzels, Elisabeth Br├╝ggen, and Tom de Ruyck
(pp. 1201-1217)

Beyond Being There: The Symbolic Role of Communication and Identification in Perceptions of Proximity to Geographically Dispersed Colleagues
Michael Boyer O’Leary, Jeanne M. Wilson, and Anca Metiu
(pp. 1219-1243)

Knowledge Exchange and Symbolic Action in Social Media-Enabled Electronic Networks of Practice: A Multilevel Perspective on Knowledge Seekers and Contributors
Roman Beck, Immanuel Pahlke, and Christoph Seebach
(pp. 1245-1270)