Contribute

Development projects

You can contribute to the projects that develop and operate the website that anchors the SERS community. These projects are organized into:

Operations – refers to what we do to the website to support users worldwide.

Next value – refers to what we do to the website that is being built to replace the Operations website.

RD&E – stands for research, development and experimentation and refers to the set of projects that are carried out to establish facts and reach new conclusions, advance and elaborate the Operations or Next value websites, and learn about domains and functionalities with which we are unfamiliar. The outcomes of the RD&E projects will be integrated with the Next value of the SERS website.

Scale assertions

To contribute to the scale assertions, you can:

  • Change assertions (e.g., eliminate overlap and jargon, increase relevance, clarify wording, provide details)
  • Add evidence (e.g., academic references, experience) that supports or negates assertions
  • Add new assertions
  • Combine or delete existing assertions
  • Make comments on how to improve the Scale Assertions Inventory section

CIMO elements

To contribute to CIMO Elements, you can:

  • Change one or more of the elements of each assertion – investment (intervention), mechanism, and outcome
  • Make comments on how to improve the CIMO Elements section.

CIMO stands for Context, Intervention (or Investment), Mechanism and Outcome.

You apply CIMO-logic to develop design principles. Please refer to:

Denyer, D., Tranfield, D. and Van Aken, J.E., 2008. Developing design propositions through research synthesis. Organization studies, 29(3), pp.393-413. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0170840607088020

Company profiles

To contribute a company profile:

  • Examine companies listed at:

http://globalgers.org/scale/company-inventory/ 

  • Select a company that was launched after December 31, 2009, has not been bought by another company, and has not gone public
  • Submit your company profile for the company selected

 

To contribute to scale exemplars posted by others, you can:

  • Change elements of the existing company profiles (e.g., eliminate overlap and jargon, increase relevance, clarify wording, provide details)
  • Add evidence (e.g., academic references, experience) that supports or negates statements made
  • Add new statements
  • Combine or delete existing statements
  • Make comments on how to improve the Scale Exemplars section

How to scale statements

To contribute to ‘how to scale’ statements, you can:

  • Change the how to scale statements placed in bullet form under a scale assertion (e.g., eliminate overlap and jargon, increase relevance, clarify wording, provide details)
  • Add evidence (e.g., academic references, experience) that supports or negates the how to scale statements
  • Add new statements
  • Combine or delete existing statements
  • Make comments on how to improve the How to Scale Statements Inventory

Takeaways

To contribute to takeaways, you can:

  • Organize takeaways
  • Add, combine, modify and delete takeaways

SERS definition of scaling

To contribute to SERS definition of scaling, you can:

  • Improve definition of scaling used by the SERS community
  • Add evidence (e.g., academic references, experiences that supports or negates the definition of scaling used by the SERS community)
  • Make comments on how to improve the SERS Definition of Scaling section

Other scale definitions

To contribute to other scale definitions, you can:

  • Add, correct or delete definitions of scaling and their references
  • Add evidence (e.g., academic references, experience) that supports or negates a definition
  • Make comments on how to improve the Scaling Definitions Inventory section

References

To contribute to references, you can:

  • Add, correct or delete references
  • Make comments on how to improve the References section