Editor’s Introduction

Ting-Peng Liang


This issue includes three papers that reflect three different dimensions of interest to the Pacific Asia Journal of AIS (PAJAIS): research methodology, behavioral research and design science research. The first paper by Jiang, et al. addresses a research methodology issue on handling formative constructs in structural equation modeling. As formative constructs become more popular, how to properly handle them to avoid the interpretational confounding is an important issue. The paper illustrates how to alleviate the problem by using the MIMIC approach that measures formative constructs by adding two or more additional reflective indicators. 

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