Pre ECIS SIG GlobDev Workshop 

ESADE (Avda. de Pedralbes, 60-62 Barcelona 08034) Room: 21
Sunday, June 10, 2012


9.00 – 9.20 am
SESSION I - Plenary  

Introduction to the Workshop 

Session Chair
Cathy Urquhart, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester (Workshop Co-Chair)

Alina Chircu, Bentley, USA (Workshop Co-Chair) – Workshop Essentials

Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Ryerson, SIG GlobDev Chair – Moving Forward with SIG GLobDev 


9.20 – 10:20 am
SESSION II – IT and Rural Development 

Session Chair

Alina Chircu, Bentley, USA


"Technology for Development: Understanding Influences on Use of Rural Telecenters in India" by Pick, James [], Gollakota, Kamala [], and Manju Singh []

"Sustaining IS Projects for Rural Development in Developing Nations: A Socio-Technical Network Analysis" by Ranjula De Zoysa     [mananga] (presented by Nick Letch [])

"Can Information and Communication Technologies Lead to Community Capital?  An Analysis of Development" by Dave Kocsis, Sajda Qureshi, and Jie Xiong


10:20 – 10.30 am

10.30 – 11:30 am
SESSION III – Social and Human Development 1

Session Chair

Marlene Holmner, University of Pretoria, South Africa

"Realities of the Digital Divide: Experience of a Secondary High School in Jamaica", by Corlane Barclay []

"Reasons for Deploying Enterprise Systems in Selected Global Corporations in India: An Exploratory Study" by Prakash Saraswat

"Self, Network, or Society: Exploring Their Relative Effects on Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, Attitude, and Intentions" by Wietske van Osch (University of Amsterdam Business School) and Constantinos K. Coursaris (Michigan State University)

11:30 am -11.40



SESSION IV – Social and Human Development 2 – Student  Developmental Session


Session Chair

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Virginia Commonwealth  University, USA


"An investigation of the limitations of ICTs to transfer nonverbal communication in eLearning within developing economies" by W. van Wyk,  (,   L. Thompson (,   and M.A. Holmner (

"User Acceptance and Technology Adoption: ELearning in a Developing Context" by M.A Holmner (, C.J. Kruger ( and J.P. van Deventer (,

"A Grounded Theory Analysis of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adoption in Small Businesses in the United States and China" by Xiong, Jie [], Sajda Qureshi ‎[], and David Kocsis []

12:40 -3:00 pm


3.00pm – 4.00 pm

SESSION V – Business and ICTs in Developing Economies

Session Chair

David Kocsis, University of Nebraska, USA


"The Impacts of Telecommunications Infrastructure and Institutional Quality on Trade Efficiency in Africa" by Felix Bankole (

"A Microeconomic Model of Sustained Investments in Telecoms: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Investigation in the Context of Transition Economies" by Sergey Samoilenko []

"Cloud Adoption: A South African Perspective" by Kirstin Krauss []  and Karl van der Schyff []‎


4.00 – 4.10pm


 4.10 – 5.10 pm

SESSION VI – Culture, Gender and Reflexivity

Session Chair

Annika Andersson, Orebro University, Sweden


"Culture and Gender s Influence on E-Government Diffusion in Nigeria: A Qualitative Study" by Jyoti Choudrie, Emeka Umeoji, and Cynthia Forson

"Mobilizing Participatory Communication to Track Unreported Reproductive Tract Issues Among Women in Outlier Communities"  by Poornima Narayan and Manoj Thomas

“You can only interpret that which you are able to perceive”: Demonstrating critical reflexivity in ICT4D work" by Kirstin Krauss (Department of Information Systems, Rhodes University, South Africa, 


 5.10 - 5.20 pm


5.20 – 6.20 pm

SESSION VII – E-Government and Mobile Technologies

Session Chair

James Pick, University of Redlands, USA


"Adoption and Use of E-government Services in Abu Dhabi Police Force: A Qualitative Study" by Hassan Al-Zaabi and Jyoti Choudrie

"Linking ‘Grassroots’ Participation to Transformational Government Sustainability in Africa" by Nixon Ochara

"The impact of mobile technologies for debt counseling, education and consumer protection in developing economies: A South African Perspective" by C. Viljoen ( and M.A Holmner (


End of Workshop


End of Workshop – ECIS Reception 6.30pm  ESADE Garden/Cafeteria, 1st Floor