This track intends to gather researchers and doctoral students who conduct research and publications related to culture in IS. “Culture in IS” refers to at least 4 meanings: national cultures, corporate culture, cultural industries and “Internet culture”.
“National cultures” refers to effect that national, regional or ethnic cultures have on the Internet and online behaviour such as use of social media or buying behaviour on e-commerce sites. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have provided the infrastructure for multinational businesses, created new cultural connections irrespective of geographic boundaries and distances, and allowed an increasingly mobile global population to be connected to their friends, families, and cultures no matter where they are. The issues surrounding global, international, and cross-cultural issues in Information Systems (IS) attracted much scholarly attention and have been explored under myriad contexts.
“Corporate culture” refers to the values and interpretations developed within companies are carried out through mission or vision, and their relations to information systems. For instance, an Enterprise Social Network may be a way to promote a specific idea of a corporate culture, but may also fail because it does not fit with the beliefs or interpretations of the employees. In a less normative meaning, it may also refer to the social capital or the symbolic capital issues within companies.
“Internet culture,” is both represented and embodied by the Internet millennial generation and the awareness of how to leverage the Internet and mobile resources.