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Shaobo Wei and Kwok-Kee Wei

these firm differences remain stable over time” ( Bharadwaj 2000 , p. 171). As such, a firm will be able to attain and sustain competitive advantage by combining its resources in a unique and inimitable way ( Marchildon et al. 2011 ). Following this notion, RBV is useful to provide a cogent perspective for analyzing how IT competency relates to firm performance. IS researchers thus increasingly adopt the RBV to examine the effect of IT on firm performance ( Bharadwaj 2000 ; Bhatt et al. 2005 ; Lim et al. 2011 ). However, the existing research primarily focuses on

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Alireza Abbasi and Ali Jaafari

new era to develop bodies of knowledge ( Turner et al., 2013 ). In addition to defense and construction industries, information technology (in the 1980s) showed sustained interest and supported the development of the field. Numerous researchers have shown the involvement in these industries with the development of project management as a field of endeavor. Betts and Lansley (1993) , investigating papers published in International Journal of Project Management between 1983 and 1992 (for its first 10 years), found that papers mainly reviewed practical experience

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Dar-Zen Chen and Chien-Hsiang Chou

still required some sources for diverse sets of technologies to maintain novelty. The endogeneity index showed the capability for knowledge imitation as an increasing trend of the cited–citing density among assignees’ own grant patents. This implies that the appearing assignees successfully accumulated the capability to benefit from past innovations. The endogeneity index of exiting assignees was counter to that of appearing ones. The cited–citing density among the patents of the exiting assignees decreased because sustaining innovation does not continue to create

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Yongqiang Sun, Dina Liu and Nan Wang

, feelings, concerns, and fears) revealed by users’ actual usage of SNSs, such as updating status, sharing, commenting, and liking ( Chang & Heo, 2014 ; Taddei & Contena, 2013 ; Utz, 2015 ). It is of great importance to encourage SNS users’ information disclosure because the survival and sustainability of SNSs highly depend on continuous usergenerated content ( Sun, Wang, Shen, & Zhang, 2015 ). However, because of the increasing concerns raised by negative factors such as privacy issues, users become more reluctant to disclose their personal information in SNSs ( Chang