Recent surveys show that Latin America is home to approximately 10% of the world’s population and possesses nearly 10% of its wealth. This data alone should be enough to justify the importance of this region. However, and notwithstanding AMCIS’ decision to host this year’s conference in the Latin American region, relatively little IS research from or about Latin America is published in the conferences and journals of the IS discipline. We do not believe that this situation reflects poor quality research being undertaken in Latin America, but we do think that Latin American scholars may need additional support for their research, support that can usefully come from both journal editors and international scholars from Latin America who have succeeded in internationalising their work about Latin America.
Ferran, Dr Carlos; Garcia-Murillo, Dr. Martha; Graeml, Dr. Alexandre; and Davison, Dr.Robert, "Publishing IS Research in and about Latin America" (2010). AMCIS 2010 Proceedings. 238.