6th Annual SIG GlobDev Pre-ICIS Workshop

Association for Information Systems

Special Interest Group for ICT in Global Development

(SIG GlobDev)





6th Annual SIG GlobDev Pre-ICIS Workshop


ISBN 978-0-9826068-6-5 

Milano, Italy

Saturday, December 14, 2013






The 6th Annual Pre-ICIS SIG GlobDev Workshop is a forum for discussion of practical experience and research related to the diffusion and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in developing regions of the world. The papers in this workshop further knowledge of what we know about how ICT enables the global economy by enabling local needs to be met. Development is the improvement in the lives of people and this is often made possible by ICTs. How do we know that ICTs have brought this about?

     In a world that is increasingly characterized by climate disturbance, economic crises, diminishing natural resources, exploitation & manipulation of natural resources with grave costs to the environment, demands for participation in governance, etc., there is a need for a model of development that is feasible, just and sustainable. Given the relative over-consumption of resources that is associated with being a ‘first world’ country, it is obviously not feasible nor sustainable for the majority of countries to grow economically into this category. The development vs. environment model is increasingly leading the planet to the brink of catastrophe. In a planet of finite resources, does development have to be a zero-sum game with winners and losers? Can ICTs support the development, promotion and realization of a model of ‘development’ that is holistic, just & sustainable, and that will lead to an appropriate quality of life for each individual on the planet? Within this context, should academic ICT research be more pro-active?

       The papers in this workshop address the above questions through research conducted in the field that brings to light issues in social, human and economic development. The use of MOOCs and other technologies for learning are also investigated. The papers also investigate Infrastructures and Technologies in Development, such as mobile platforms, they theorize ICTs and Development and consider the unique aspects of adoption, access and use of ICTs. Finally, the papers in the last plenary session bring to light some of the unique challenges faced by small states and the open discussion that follows promises to take these contributions further. 


Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska Omaha, USA

Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Ryerson University, USA


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

Edward Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA


Annika Andersson, Swedish Business School. Örebro University, Sweden

Francis Kofi Andoh-Baidoo, The University of Texas-Pan American, USA

Arlene Bailey, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Corlane Barclay, University of Technology, Jamaica

Paul Golding, University of Technology, Jamaica

Mathias Hatakka, Swedish Business School. Örebro University, Sweden

Mehruz Kamal, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, USA

Jyoti Choudrie, Hertfordshire University, UK

Josephine Nabukenya, College of Information Science, Makerere University, Uganda.

Ricardo Gomez, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Marlene Holmner, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Shana Ponelis, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

Sergey Samoilenko, Virginia Union University, USA


Salam Abdallah, Abu Dhabi University, UAE



Sixth Annual SIG Globdev Workshop, Milan Italy.

Program Overview

 ISBN 978-0-9826068-6-5.

Place: Rooms 31 and 32, Sarfatti Building, Bocconi University



7:30 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45

Session I: Introduction to the Workshop

8:45 - 9:30

Session II: Keynote Address

Room: 31 Sarfatti 

9:30 -9:45

Coffee Break 

9:45 - 11:00

Session III:
Social and Human Development

Room: 31 Sarfatti 

3 Papers: 75 minutes  

Session IV:

Social and Economic Development

Room: 32 Sarfatti 

3 Papers: 75 minutes  

11:00 - 12:00

Session V:

Panel : Reclamining the Meaning of Development

Room: 31 Sarfatti 

12:00 -1:00


1:00 - 2:15

Session VI:

Infrastructures and Technologies in Development

Room: 31 Sarfatti
3 Papers: 75 minutes

Session VII:

Theorizing ICT in Development

Room: 32 Sarfatti 

3 Papers: 75 minutes

2:15 – 2:30

Coffee Break

2:30 - 3:45

Session VIII:
ICT Acceptance and Adoption

Room: 31 Sarfatti 

3 Papers: 75 minutes

Session IX:
Access and Use

Room: 32 Sarfatti 

3 Papers: 75 minutes

3:45 – 4:00

Social Break  

4:00 – 5:15

Session X: ICT in Small States

Room: 31 Sarfatti 

3 Papers:  75 minutes 

5:15 – 6:00

Session XI: ITD Forum
Discussion on Research Directions

Room: 31 Sarfatti 


End of Workshop

6:00 – 7:00

SIG GlobDev Board Meeting



Sixth Annual SIG Globdev Workshop



 7:30 – 8:30 am

Room: 31 Sarfatti 

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 am

Room: 31 Sarfatti  

SESSION I - Plenary

Introduction to the Workshop

Program Co-Chairs

Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA

Ojelanki Ngenyama, Ryerson University, USA


8:45 – 9:30 am
31 Sarfatti 

 SESSION II – Keynote Address: Pathways in ICTs for Development: Who is being left behind?

Session Chair:

  Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA

Sessopm Chair: Edward Stohr, Stevens Institue of Technology, USA


9:30 – 9:45 am

Coffee Break




9:45 – 11:00 am
31 Sarfatti 

SESSION III – Social and Human Development

Session Chair:


8 - Affordances and agentic orientations: An examination of ICT4D users

Antonio Diaz Andrade and Bill Doolin

7  - Dual Role of ICT Interventions for Semi-Literate Rural Communities: A Social Capital Perspective 

Upasna Bhandari and Klarissa Chang Ting Ting

23 - Exploring the Impacts of ICT on Dimensions of Human Development in the Caribbean: A Preliminary Analysis

Sekayi Campbell and Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson



9:45 am -11:00 am
32 Sarfatti 

SESSION IV – Social and Economic Development

Session Chair:


20 - Assessing the Social Development Potential of Impact Sourcing

Fareesa Malik, Brian Nicholson and Sharon Morgan

9 - An analysis of the Socio-economic Impacts of ICTs Utilization by Smalholder Farmers on Farming Communities in Zimbabwe

Daisy Odunze and Tawanda Mtithwa Hove

4 - Developing Criteria for the Evaluation of the Ict Contribution to Social and Economic Development

Florence Nameere Kivunike, Love Ekenberg, Mats Danielson and F. F. Tusubira


11:00-12:00 Plenary session

SESSION V – Global Education

Room: 31 Sarfatti 

Session Chair:


 21 - Towards an Understanding of the Implementation Adoption of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) in a Developing Economy Context

Corlane Barclay and Derrick Logan



12:00 -1:00 pm


Room: 31 Sarfatti 





1:00 – 2:15 pm
31 Sarfatti 

SESSION VI – Infrastructures and Technologies in Development

Session Chair:


2 - Mobile Platform for Financial Inclusion: the case of an Unsuccessful Pilot Project In Brazil

Eduardo Diniz, Adrian Cernev and Jo~ao Porto Albuquerque 

14 - Unpacking the Network Pictures of the ICT industry in Taiwan

Shirley Ou Yang and Cheng-Chieh Huang  

13 - Mitigation of Rain-Induced Ka-Band Attenuation and Enhancement of Communications Resiliency in Sub-Saharan Africa

Simone Sala, Marco Zennaro, Lisa Sokol, Anna Miao, Robert Spousta and Steve Chan



1:00 – 2:15 pm
32 Sarfatti 

SESSION VII –  Theorizing ICT in Development

Session Chair


6 - Linking Theoretical Perspectives to Analyze Health Informatics in Brazil

Marcelo Fornazin and Luiz Antonio Joia 

16 - A Longitudinal Scientometric Analysis of Research Published in Post-Millennial IFIP 9.4 Conferences

Mike Gallivan and You You Tao

 19 - A Value Focused Thinking (VFT) Analysis to Understanding Users Privacy and Security Dynamics in Social Networking Services

Nadine Maitland, Corlane Barclay and Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson


2:15 – 2:30 pm
31 Sarfatti


Coffee Break 





2:30 – 3:45 pm
31 Sarfatti 

SESSION VIII – ICT Acceptance and Adoption

Session Chair:


17 - Motivating Acceptance of Information and Communication Technologies in Rural Agribusiness: Its Not the Money!

Md. Mahbubul Alam and Christian Wagner 

10 - A Proposed Study on Factors Affecting the Perceived Usefulness and Adoption of Open Source Software in the Public Sector

Gary Campbell

 12 - The Role of Human Capital in Information and Communication Technology Adoption for Development: Evidence from China

Jie Xiong, Sajda Qureshi and Lotfollah Najjar


2:30 – 3:45 pm
32 Sarfatti 


SESSION IX – Access and Use


Session Chair:


18 - Interrogating the Concept of Strategy as Practice in the Context of Information Technology for Development

        Arlene Bailey and Ojelanki Ngwenyama

 22 - Role of Process Alignment and End User Participation in Successful Implementation of E-Government Programs: Perspective of Different Stakeholders

Rajeev Dwivedi and Sameer Goel

 5 - Stumbling at the start line: an analysis of factors affecting participation with local government in South Africa

Hannah Thinyane



Social Break


Plenary Session

4:30 – 5:30 pm
31 Sarfatti 

SESSION X – ICT in Small States

Session Chair: Tony Ming, Advisor Commonwealth Secretariat


3 - The Encounter of new ICT Tools and Local Traditions in Rural Samoa
    Margaret Sao and Antonio Andrade Diaz

24 - Per Capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Growth and Information and Communication Technology
       (ICT) Usage in Very Small Island States: A Model for ICT Capacity Building
    Sajda Qureshi and Lotfollah Najjar

15 - Motivations of non-use of telecentres: a qualitative study from Mozambique
    Sara Vannini, Isabella Rega, Simone Sala and Lorenzo Cantoni



5:30 – 6:00 pm
Room: 31 Sarfatti

Information Technology for Development Forum

Open discussion on directions in ICT4D research



6:00 – 7:00 pm
Room: 31 Sarfatti