PACIS 2019 Proceedings


Effective stakeholder identification and engagement has been associated with positive project outcomes in Information Systems literature. However, in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), there is lack of formally capturing stakeholder perspectives and a current lack of knowledge related to stakeholder interactions may be one of the barriers in fulfilment of ICT4D project objectives. This research-in-progress paper aims to explore this issue and attempts to address this gap by proposing how ICT4D projects can be better understood through the lens of Actor Network Theory (ANT). We propose that ANT logic may be applied to ICT4D projects to explain stakeholder interactions and behaviors more effectively.