Scholars in Information Systems are investigating societal impacts of ICTs on people, data and things, research in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT4D) is becoming increasingly diverse. Current innovative uses of blockchain technologies to track refugees, offer new identification mechanisms, healthcare tracking for epidemics and the use of cryptocurrencies to offer payment systems are offering new ways for people to bring about improvements in their lives. Digital innovations are offering financial inclusion, health and well being to those who were previously left out of opportunities to improve their lives from the global economy. While drawing upon theories that help understand these emerging phenomena, research in ICT4D and IS also requires attention to the contextual challenges facing practitioners in the field. There have been attempts to develop theories that enable these challenges to be understood. An interesting and significant issue is whether ICTs can play a sustaining, value- adding role that enables societies to move beyond the conditions that cause mass discontent to beneficial development for all. Such a role may include supporting social groups in: identifying and defining achievable goals, acquirable resources, and constraints to be acknowledged and if possible overcome; supporting sustainable & secure collaboration, offering health and well being; and financial inclusion.
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2020
Monday, August 10th
12:00 AM

A Critical Appraisal of Digitalization in City Administration

Sriram Rajagopalan, Great Lakes Institute of Management
Sriram Ravi, Great Lakes Institute of Management

12:00 AM

ANT Perspective of e-Commerce adoption by retail stores in South Africa

Tiko Iyamu, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

12:00 AM

Blockchain based Collaborative Health Information Exchange

Ramandeep Kaur Sandhu, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kweku-Muata A Osei-Bryson, Virginia Commonwealth University

12:00 AM

Blockchain in the Role of Emancipatory Technology

Jordana J. George, Mays Business School at Texas A&M University
G. Dwayne Whitten, Texas A&M

12:00 AM

Breaking the Digital Divide in Rural Africa

Josue KUIKA WATAT, AMBERO Consulting GmbH
Gideon Mekonnen Jonathan, Stockholm University

12:00 AM

Conceptual Model of Personal Competence Integrator Based on Blockchain Technology

Dariusz Dymek, Cracow University of Economics
Paweł Konkol, Cracow University of Economics
Dariusz Put, Cracow University of Economics
Janusz Stal, Cracow University of Economics
Jan Trąbka, Cracow University of Economics

12:00 AM

Initial Coin Offerings, How Do Investors Decide? – A Systematic Literature Review

Moritz Tobias Bruckner, University of Augsburg
Adrian Straub, University of Augsburg
Daniel Veit, University of Augsburg

12:00 AM

Institutionalisation of Health Insurance Digital Claims Platform

Anthony Renner-Micah, University of Ghana
John Effah, University of Ghana
Richard Boateng, Department of Operations and MIS, University of Ghana Business School

12:00 AM

Mobile Cryptocurrency for Development in Asia-Moderating Effects of Advantage, Complexity, and Compatibility

Jason Xiong, Appalachian State University
Yong Tang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

12:00 AM

Scaling the Technology for Income Transfers: the trajectory of “Bolsa Família” Unique Register CadÚnico

Nadja Piedade de Antonio, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Unirio)
Renata Araujo, Mackenzie Presbyterian University
Marcelo Fornazin, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Rodrigo Pereira dos Santos, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Unirio)

12:00 AM

Students Expectations Towards New Technologies: A Case of Blockchain

Dariusz Dymek, Cracow University of Economics
Mariusz Grabowski, Cracow University of Economics
Grażyna Paliwoda-Pękosz, Cracow University of Economics

12:00 AM

Sustaining a National Digital Location Platform in an African Country: The Case of Ghana

Dzifa Tomiwa Bibi, University of Ghana
John Effah, University of Ghana
Richard Boateng, Department of Operations and MIS, University of Ghana Business School

12:00 AM

The influence of Privacy Concerns on Intention to Use Social Media

Josue KUIKA WATAT, AMBERO Consulting GmbH
Gideon Mekonnen Jonathan, Stockholm University

12:00 AM

The Role of Intermediaries in Smart City Development – A Tale in National Innovation of One Country Two Systems

Yujia He, University of Kentucky
Felix Tan, University of New South Wales
Carmen LEONG, University of New South Wales
Jingbo Huang, United Nations University Institute in Macau
Don Rodney Ong Junio, United Nations University Institute in Macau

12:00 AM