Program for 8th Annual SIG GlobDev Pre-ICIS Workshop



Program for 8th Annual SIG GlobDev Pre-ICIS Workshop


Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

202 C Convention Center 



Information and Communications Technology Innovations for Sustainable Global Development  


ISBN Number: 978-0-982-6068-9-6






The concept of Development has eluded IS researchers who continue to grapple with increasing ICT innovations by people living in countries with scarce resources. In particular, innovations in mobile payments continue to drive entrepreneurship in the remotest parts of the world; for example, the country with the largest number of users of mobile payments, Kenya, hardly features in mainstream IS research. Recent special issues in mainstream IS Journals have awoken to these innovative uses of ICTs realizing that there are societal consequences as innovations in social networking, crowdsourcing and mobile banking bring novel research questions to the field. Yet, imminent scholars continue to grapple with a well-known phenomenon; Development. Historically, development has been studied in the fields of Economics, Government and International Relations as the economic growth of countries, regions with social, political and human consequences. In the past ten years, the access, use and innovations in ICTs to bring people in the remotest and poorest parts of the world as active participants in the global economy, has made the study of ICTs for Development an important means of understanding how improvements in people’s live may or may not take place though IS implementations. Because the phenomenon of ICTs and Development is moving previously poor, developing countries into the mainstream of economic life, leaving developed countries to catch up with their innovations, IS research is scrambling to catch up.     

The Global Development workshop addresses questions that provide new and meaningful definitions of Development, such as does development have to be a zero-sum game with winners and losers and what are the socio-cultural dynamics of international collaboration? In a world that is increasingly characterized by climate disturbance, natural disasters, economic crises, challenges to peaceful relationships within and between states, diminishing natural resources, exploitation and manipulation of natural resources with grave costs to the environment, demands for participation in governance, what lenses are there to understand these changes?  Can ICTs support the development, promotion and realization of a model of ‘development’ that is holistic, inclusive, just and sustainable, and that will lead to an appropriate quality of life for each individual on the planet?

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 in a manner that preserves the ability of the planet to support human life.




Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska Omaha, USA



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

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



Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA



Pamela Abbott, Brunel University, UK.

Annika Andersson, Swedish Business School. Örebro University, Sweden

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

Corlane Barclay, University of Technology, Jamaica

Irwin Brown, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Jyoti Choudrie, Hertfordshire University, UK

Paul Golding, University of Technology, Jamaica

Ricardo Gomez, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Mathias Hatakka, Swedish Business School. Örebro University, Sweden

Marlene Holmner, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Kirstin Krauss, Rhodes University, South Africa

Gunjan Mansingh, The University of the West Indies Mona campus, Jamaica

Shana Ponelis, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

Paulo Rupino da Cunha, Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal

Piotr Soja, Cracow University of Economics, Poland

Sergey Samoilenko, Averett University, USA

Gamel Wiredu, Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, Ghana

Yingqin Zheng, Royal Holloway University of London, UK.


Salam Abdallah, Abu Dhabi University, UAE 



Eighth Annual SIG Global Development Workshop. Fort Worth Texas.

Sunday, December 13, 2015 

Program Overview

Place: 202 C Convention Center 



8:30 -9:00

Continental Breakfast


Opening Remarks


 Session I:Keynote Address

Ojelanki Ngwenyama,

“The Challenges of Educating Young Scientists for Development"


10:00- 10:15

Coffee Break 

10:15- 12:00

Session II: Innovations for Economic and Social Development 

12:00 -1:00



“Mentoring Emerging Scholars in Development

1:00 – 2:30

SESSION III – Education and Human Development   

2:30 – 2:45

Coffee Break

2:45 – 4:30

SESSION IV – Innovations in an Interconnected World 

4:30 – 4:45

Social/Coffee Break 

4:45 – 6:00

SESSION V – Presentation only 


End of Workshop

December 14th 4:00-5:00


103 B Convention Center




Eighth Annual SIG Global Development Workshop

Room 202 C Convention Center 




Continental Breakfast



Introduction to the Workshop

Program Co-Chairs

Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA

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

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

Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA


9:15-10:00 am

SESSION I – Keynote Address

Session Chair: Ted Stohr

Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Professor of Global Management, Ryerson University

Data analytics in development 


10:15 – 10:30 am

Coffee Break




10:30 –12:00 pm
SESSION II – Innovations in Economic and Social Development

Session Chair: Arlene Bailey

3. Martha Uwamariya, Stefan Cremer and Claudia Loebbecke “ICT for Economic Development in Rwanda: Fostering E-Commerce Adoption in Tourism SMEs”

13 Felix Olu Bankole “The Effects of Cultural Dimension on ICT Innovation: Empirical Analysis of Mobile Banking in South Africa”


12:00 -1:00 pm


 Plenary Panel

Mentoring Emerging Scholars in Global Development

Monica Garfield, Henk Sol, Claudia Loebbecke, Kweku Osei Bryson and Edward Stohr





1:00 – 2:30 pm
SESSION III – Education and Human Development  

Session Chair: Ted Stohr

11. Kirstin Krauss, Clement Simuja and Sue Conger ‘ICT education practices in marginalized rural schools in South Africa: considerations for adequate sense-making and immersion”

7. Wen Yong Chua, Rax Chun Lung Suen and Klarissa T.T. Chang and Upasna Bhandari “Exploration of Chats Apps to Develop Human Capital through Group Communications in Rural India” 

21. Moonjung Yim “Towards A Comprehensive Framework for ICT for Education Evaluation"


2:30 – 2:45 pm
Coffee Break



2:45 – 4:30 pm
SESSION IV – Innovations in an Interconnected World


Social Break


4:45 – 6:00 pm 

SESSION V – Presentation Only

Session Chair: Kirstin Krauss

18.           Philip Musa and Risper Mwangi “Calling for Health Information System to Manage Chronic Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

14. Nazif Isa and Salihu Dasuki “he Impact of Nepotism on ICT projects in Developing Countries: A Case Study from the Financial Management System in Nigeria”

17.   Yousif Alhashemi and Heinz Roland Weistroffer "Cultural Impact on Information Technology Use and Implementation in the Arab World” 



December 14th 4:00 – 5:00 pm

103 B Convention Center