A Socio-Technical Framework for Measuring Organizational Capacity during Cyberinfrastructure Diffusion

Kerk F. Kee, Alex Olshansky, Shan Xu

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Abstract

This paper presents a socio-technical framework for measuring organizational capacity for cyberinfrastructure (CI) implementation, adoption, and diffusion at the team's level. CI implementation is an example of big data science project in data-intensive projects funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), providing a unique case for understanding big data science teams from an important field that is academic and scientific in nature. We argue that organizational capacity can be defined by the three dimensions of foundational technical expertise, daily social interactions, and enduring organizational qualities. We provide scale items for measuring these three dimensions, using a questionnaire in a self-reported and self-reflexive fashion. The overall average score and the individual composite scores of the three dimensions (and their sub-dimensions) can be used as feedback and capacity building activities as intervention strategies. Future research will statistically validate the framework using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2021
EditorsYixin Chen, Heiko Ludwig, Yicheng Tu, Usama Fayyad, Xingquan Zhu, Xiaohua Tony Hu, Suren Byna, Xiong Liu, Jianping Zhang, Shirui Pan, Vagelis Papalexakis, Jianwu Wang, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Carlos Ordonez
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2301-2305
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665439022
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2021Dec 18 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period12/15/2112/18/21

Keywords

  • big data science projects
  • cyberinfrastructure studies
  • diffusion of innovations
  • organizational capacity
  • technology implementation

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