Ninth Annual SIG Global Development Workshop Dublin, Ireland


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Ninth Annual SIG Global Development Workshop

Dublin, Ireland

Saturday December 10, 2016 

Program

Cordoba Rooms A and B, Gibson Hotel 

 

Theme: 

Reflecting on Appropriate Global Development and the

Role of ICTs and Digital Innovation  

 

GENERAL CHAIR

Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA

 

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

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

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

 

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR

Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Pamela Abbott, Sheffield University, UK

Annika Andersson, Örebro University, Sweden

David Asamoah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Irwin Brown, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Jyoti Choudrie, Hertfordshire University, UK

Sue Conger, University of Dallas, USA

Antonio Diaz Andrade, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Delvin Grant, Depaul University, USA

Mathias Hatakka, Dalarna University, Sweden

Marlene Holmner, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Stan Karanasios, RMIT University, Australia

Kirstin Krauss, Rhodes University, South Africa

Silvia Masiero, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

David Nemer, University of Kentucky, USA

Felix Ntawanga, University of South Africa, South Africa

Paulo Rupino da Cunha, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Piotr Soja, Cracow University of Economics, Poland

Sergey Samoilenko, Averett University, USA

Marita Turpin, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Judy Van Biljon, University of South Africa, South Africa

Jason Jie Xiong, Appalachian State University, USA

Yingqin Zheng, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

 

WEBMASTER

Salam Abdallah, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates

 

PROCEEDINGS MANAGER

Jason Jie Xiong, Appalachian State University, USA

 

DESCRIPTION

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 lives may or may not take place through IS/ICT implementations. 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, and demands for participation in governance, one needs to ask; what lenses are there to understand these changes and challenges?  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? And inevitably, one needs to ask questions about how to better understand these problems and challenges. The papers in this workshop will also further the 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.

Our theme for this workshop is Reflecting on Appropriate Global Development and the Role of ICTs and Digital Innovation.

 

WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS:

These will be published on the SIG GlobDev website and in the AIS E-Library with ISBN: 978-0-9976176-9-6.

FAST-TRACKING TO JOURNAL 

Authors of selected workshop papers will be invited to submit their papers for possible inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Information Technology for Development (ITD).

 


 

Workshop at a Glance

Saturday December 10th, 2016

Cordoba Rooms A and B, Gibson Hotel, Dublin


 

Time

Event

8:00-8:30

Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00

Session I: Introduction to the Workshop

9:00 - 9:45

Session II: Keynote Address

9:45 – 10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:00

Session III: Big Data and Governance
2 Papers: 60 minutes

11:00 - 12:00

Session IV: Panel

Is it really better to be “Developed”?

60 minutes

12:00 -1:00

Lunch & Panel 

ICT and Global Development Research: No one left behind?

1:00 - 2:30

Session V:
Mobile Payments
 

3 Papers: 90 minutes

Session VI:

Electronic Government

3 Papers: 90 minutes

2:30 – 2:45

Social Break

2:45 - 4:15

Paper Session VII:
Innovative Methods in ICT4D Research

3 Papers: 90 minutes

Session VIII:
Frugal Social Innovations for Development

3 Papers: 90 minutes

4:15 – 4:30

Coffee Break

4:30 – 6:00

Session IX: Theoretical Development

3 Papers:  90 minutes  

 

End of Workshop

 

 


 


Program

Ninth Annual SIG Global Development Workshop

Gibson Hotel, Dublin, Ireland 


8:00-8:30 am

Room: Cordoba A 

Continental Breakfast


8:30 – 9:00 am
SESSION I - Plenary  

Introduction to the Workshop

Room: Cordoba A 


 


9:00-9:45 am

SESSION II – Keynote Address:

Room: Cordoba A

Reshaping Saudi Arabia Digital Landscape: High-Tech Product Management fostering the next generation of female digital entrepreneurs

Speaker: Artemisa Jaramillo, Dublin City University, Ireland

Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Session Chair:  Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA 


9:45 – 10:00 am
Coffee Break  


10:00 – 11:00 am
SESSION III – Big Data and Governance

Room:  Cordoba A 

 

Session Chair: Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA 

 

Big Data for Development: An Electricity Sector Case Study from India

Ritam Sengupta, Richard Heeks, Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Christopher Foster

 

Platform governance to cope with information deficits: A study of a nonprofit platform in the refugee crisis

Maximilian Schreieck, Andreas Hein, Manuel Wiesche and Helmut Krcmar

 


11:00 am -12:00 noon 

SESSION IV – PANEL

Is it Really Better to be “Developed”? 

Room:  Cordoba A

 

Panel Chair:

Kirstin Krauss, Rhodes University, South Africa 

 

Panelists

Shana Ponelis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. 

Antonio Diaz, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Pamela Abbott, Sheffield University, United Kingdom 

Pitso Tsibolani, University of Cape Town, South Africa. 


12:00 -1:00 pm

Lunch
Room: Cordoba A

Panel:

ICT and Global Development Research: No one left behind?

Chairs:

Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Shana Ponelis, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

 

Panelists:

Kweku Osei-Bryson, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Marlene Holmner, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Felix O. Bankole, University of South Africa, South Africa.

Eduardo Henrique Diniz, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil.

 


Paper Sessions - Two Parallel Sessions 


1:00 – 2:30 pm 

(Parallel) SESSION V – Mobile Payments and Digital Platforms 

Room: Cordoba A

Session Chair:  Kweku Osei-Bryson, Virgina Commonwealth University, USA

 

Spreading Kenya’s Mobile Payment Success to Neighboring Countries – The Case of Rwanda

Marthe Uwamariya, Bjoern Michalik and Claudia Loebbecke

 

Taxonomy for Understanding Digital Community Currencies: Digital Payment Platforms and Virtual Community Feelings

Eduardo Henrique Diniz, Erica Souza Siqueira and Eric van Heck

 

Airtime and artists: blurred understandings of paying for online data and content in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda

Savita Bailur, Emrys Schoemaker and Jonathan Donner


 

1:00 – 2:30 pm
(Parallel)
SESSION VI – Electronic Government 

Room: Room: Cordoba B 

Session Chair: Kirstin Krauss, Rhodes University, South Africa 

 

The Impact of Perceived Government Support in e-Training Adoption by Municipality Employees

Sharon Makgato and Felix Olu Bankole

 

e-Government in Lagos State: Understanding the impact of Cultural Perceptions and Working Practices

Jyoti Choudrie, Efpraxia Zamani, Emeka Umeoji and Adebola Emmanuel

 

Towards Effective E-voting System for Refugees: Lessons from the Case of Palestine

Fouad Shat, Pamela Abbott and Elias Pimenidis

 


2:30 – 2:45 pm
Coffee Break  


Paper Sessions - Two Parallel Sessions


2:45 – 4:15 pm
SESSION VII – Innovative Methods in ICT4D Research  

Room: Cordoba A 

Session Chair: Kweku Osei Bryson, Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Principles for Conducting Critical Research Using Postcolonial Theory in ICT4D studies

Pitso Tsibolane and Irwin Brown 

 

Demonstrating Critically Reflexive ICT4D Project Conduct and ICT Training in Rural South Africa

Kirstin Krauss

 

The concatenation of meaning and power: A photo-essay of asymmetries in the communication process

Antonio Díaz Andrade


 

 

2:45 – 4:15 pm
(Parallel) SESSION VIII – Frugal Social Innovations for Development

 Room: Cordoba B


Session Chair: 
Felix Olu Bankole, University of South Africa

 

Collective creative processes in underserved contexts. Lessons of grassroots frugal social innovations

Maria Rosa Lorini

 

ICT Efficiency in Creating Public Value, 2004-2015: A Cross-National Enquiry of BRICS Countries

Lucas Mimbi and Felix Bankole

 

The Role of Social Capital and ICT in Inter-Firm Collaboration on Syndicated Development Loans: An Empirical Study of the Finance Industry in Sri Lanka

Dasuni Nawinna and John Venable

 


4:15 – 4:30 pm
Coffee Break  


4:30 – 6:00 pm
SESSION IX – Theoretical Development 

Room: Cordoba A

Session Chair: Maung Sein, University of Adger, Norway.

 

Discovering Development outcomes from ICT interventions in a set of micro-enterprises operating in low resource environments

Sajda Qureshi 

 

A Framework for Understanding the Link Between ICT and Development: How Affordances Influence Capabilities

Mathias Hatakka, Devinder Thapa and Øystein Sæbø

 

What theories do we need to know to conduct ICT4D research?

Maung Sein, Devinder Thapa, Mathias Hatakka and Øystein Sæbø