Global Development (SIG GlobDev)

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 wellbeing 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 wellbeing; and financial inclusion.

Track Chairs:
Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Virginia Commonwealth University kmosei@vcu.edu
Arlene Bailey, University of the West Indies at Mona arlene.bailey@uwimona.edu.jm
Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska Omaha squreshi@unomaha.edu

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2021
Monday, August 9th
12:00 AM

Best Practices in Robotic Process Automation in Global Business Services

Arkadiusz Januszewski, UTP University of Science and Technology
Jaroslaw Kujawski, University of Gdansk

12:00 AM

Data Activism as Essential Service

Peter Füssy, University of Amsterdam

12:00 AM

Digital Infrastructure for Development: The Case of Mobile Money in Kenya

Wenxiu (Vince) Nan, Salisbury University

12:00 AM

Enhancing visibility in the pharmaceutical supply chain: a design science approach

Caleb Amankwaa Kumi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Enoch Bulley, Kwame Nkrumah University of School and Technology
Emmanuel Kweku Quansah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Grace F. Annan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

12:00 AM

Evaluating the Internal and External Usability of Mobile Technologies in Facilitating Knowledge Transfer

Michał Kuciapski, University of Gdansk
Pawel Weichbroth, Gdansk University of Technology

12:00 AM

Exploring value streams and CSFs to foster digital transformation in public administration

Urszula Anna Siegel, Atos Luxembourg PSF SA
Renata Gabryelczyk, University of Warsaw

12:00 AM

Framework for Integrated Blockchain Artifact for Management of Election Results in Developing Country Context

Gilbert Kpelim-Etime Mombazaa, University of Ghana Business School
Richard Boateng, Department of Operations and MIS, University of Ghana Business School
Emmanuel Awuni Kolog, University of Ghana Business School

12:00 AM

Greencoin: a Pro­environmental Action-­Reward System

Kacper Radziszewski, Gdańsk University of Technology
Pawel Weichbroth, Gdansk University of Technology
Helena Anacka, Gdansk University of Technology

12:00 AM

How Business Model Innovation fosters Organizational Resilience during COVID-19

Norman Schaffer, fortiss GmbH
Patricia Garoz Pérez, Technical University of Munich
Jörg Weking, Technical University of Munich

12:00 AM

Microgrid Cooperatives in Emerging Countries - Impact of Decentralization in Rural India

Nakul R. Padalkar, Texas Tech University
Yuan Jin, Texas Tech University

12:00 AM

Minimizing post-harvest losses through digitally enabled supply chain visibility: a design science approach

Ishmael Nanaba Acquah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
Joseph Akyeh, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Emmanuel Kweku Quansah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

12:00 AM

Politics of Data in & as News: A Data Justice Perspective

Srravya Chandhiramowuli, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB)
Bidisha Chaudhuri, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore

12:00 AM

The Effect of ICT Adoption on Corporate Governance: The Mediating Role of Human Resource Quality

Ibrahim Osman Adam, School of Business, SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies
Muftawu Dzang Alhassan, School of Business, SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies
Samuel Nana Yaw Simpson, University of Ghana Business School

12:00 AM

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Digital Transformation and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Ana Paula dos Santos Tavares, Getulio Vargas Foundation
Marcelo Fornazin, Federal Fluminense univeristy
LUIZ ANTONIO JOIA, Getulio Vargas Foundation

12:00 AM

The use of interorganizational information systems in digitalizing supply chains: a systematic literature review and research agenda for Africa

Benjamin Agyei-Owusu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
John Serbe Marfo, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Emmanuel Kweku Quansah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Caleb Amankwaa Kumi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

12:00 AM