SIG GlobDev - Global Development

As scholars in Information Systems are investigating societal impacts of ICTs on people, data and things, research in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT4D) is also 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 new ways for people to bring about improvements in their lives. Digital innovations offer financial inclusion, health and wellbeing to those who were previously left out of opportunities to improve their lives from the global economy. The pandemic in recent years has deepened socio-economic inequities leaving those at the front lines most vulnerable to the illness. Mortality rates have been rising in communities where care is limited.

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,
Arlene Bailey, University of the West Indies,
Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska Omaha,

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Wednesday, August 10th
12:00 AM

A Shift Towards Remote Education and Work at a University: A Preliminary Case Study

Janusz Stal, Cracow University of Economics
Jan Madej, Cracow University of Economics

12:00 AM

A Systematic Mapping of the Emergence of Blockchain and Business Applications: A Literature Review

Vatsal Paghadal, University of Toledo
Benjamin George, University of Toledo

12:00 AM

Attitudes towards environment and technology: preliminary investigation of associations

Ewa Duda, Maria Grzegorzewska University

12:00 AM

E-democracy and Socio-economic Development

Narcyz Roztocki, Kozminski University
Wojciech Strzelczyk, Kozminski University
Heinz Roland Weistroffer, Virginia Commonwealth University

12:00 AM

Emancipatory Blockchain Provenance in Global Development

Jordana J. George, Texas A&M University
Thomas b. George, Texas A&M University

12:00 AM

Examining the Effect of Security Behavior on the Continuance Use of Mobile Money Services in Ghana: A protection Motivation Perspective

Adiata Borresa Seini, SD Dombo university of business and integrated development studies
Ibrahim Osman Adam, University for Development Studies
Muftawu Dzang Alhassan, SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies
LOUIS NOUTERAH, University of Business and Integrated Development Studies

12:00 AM

Jazz: A Design Metaphor for Ambient Intelligence Tourism Systems

Ajay Mutreja, University of Auckland
Johnny Chan, University of Auckland
Gabrielle Peko, University of Auckland
David Sundaram, University of Auckland

12:00 AM

mHealth in Developing Countries: Progress Toward Global Health Equity

Jane Moore, Miami University
Chad Anderson, Miami University

12:00 AM

Public Sector Procurement Digitalization and National Development: The Case of Ghana

Michael Nartey Agbeko, University of Ghana
John Effah, University of Ghana
Richard Boateng, Department of Operations and MIS, University of Ghana Business School

12:00 AM

Role of Social Determinants of Health in building an mHealth application

Lisa GM Kiemde, University of Nebraska Omaha
Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska Omaha
Martina A. Clarke, University of Nebraska Omaha

12:00 AM

Social Media Influencers and Inclusive Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid

Ana Paula dos Santos Tavares, FGV
Manuela Fortes Lorenzo, FGV EBAPE

12:00 AM

The art of persuasion: An integrated text mining model for crowdfunding analysis

Sukhwa Hong, University of Hawaii
David M. Goldberg, San Diego State University

12:00 AM


Ibrahim Osman Adam, University for Development Studies
Muftawu Dzang Alhassan, SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies

12:00 AM

Understanding the Role of Language Style of Government Response in E-participation: Evidence from a Citizen Inquiry Forum in China

Mingxi Zhou, Harbin Institute of Technology
Luning Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology
Yuqiang Feng, Harbin Institute of Technology

12:00 AM