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Communications of the Association for Information Systems

Author ORCID Identifier

Dina Koutsikouri: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9258-8117

Lena Hylving: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8529-0072

Marigo Raftopoulos: https://orcid.org/0003-3093-3093-7462

Ojelanki Ngwenyama: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7124-430X

Frantz Rowe: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8520-1570

Olgerta Tona: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6998-0041

Abstract

In this paper, we report on a panel discussion at the 2023 European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2023) held in Kristiansand, Norway. This panel discussed what role human flourishing plays in information systems (IS) research and what information systems researchers can do to promote it in increasingly digitalized societies. We believe that we as IS researchers are able to develop new and valuable insights regarding the challenges and opportunities of digital technologies and how this can be ameliorated into hope for a world where human can live well. Hence, the panelists discussed and debated their perspectives on human flourishing and how information systems (IS) researchers’ can take the lead as well as become more sensitive to way we study it in the world. We use their rich discussion to develop four pathways for exploring the impact of digital technologies human flourishing and agenda for future research.

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