Tenth Annual SIG Global Development Workshop





Tenth Annual SIG Global Development Workshop

Seoul, Republic of Korea

Sunday December 10, 2017 


Room Coex 320


Proceedings available through:

AIS eLibrary link AIShttp://aisel.aisnet.org/globdev2017/




Theme: ICTs & Transformation in the Era of Mass Discontent


Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA



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

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



Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA



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, University of South Africa (UNISA), 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

Roland Weistroffer, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Jason Jie Xiong, Appalachian State University, USA

Yingqin Zheng, Royal Holloway University of London, UK



Salam Abdallah, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates



Jason Jie Xiong, Appalachian State University, USA



Our theme for this workshop is ICTs & Transformation in the Era of Mass Discontent.  Mass social discontent while often associated with the so called ‘developing countries’ of Africa, Asia and Latin America has in recent years also become more evident in the so called ‘developed countries’ of Europe and the Americas.  It can be reasonably argued that the essence of this mass discontent has its roots in economic decline and/or the wide disparities in incomes between the haves and the have-nots that resulted from the neo-liberal globalization model. This mass discontent phenomena is occurring with the context of climate disturbance, increasing use of ICTs for social, economic & political activities, and the increasing exposure of individuals & societies to surveillance and manipulation by state and non-state actors due to the increased use of ICTs. Further, there may even be a wider power gap in the ICT space both between countries and between different demographics within countries.

An interesting and significant question is whether ICTs can play a sustaining, value-adding role that enables societies to move beyond the conditions that cause mass discontent to beneficial development for all. Such a role may include supporting social groups in: identifying and defining achievable goals, acquirable resources, and constraints to be acknowledged and if possible overcome; supporting sustainable & secure collaboration. Global Development workshop addresses questions that provide new and meaningful definitions of Development, such as, 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. It should be noted that focus includes not only development issues relevant to ‘developing’ countries but also those relevant to migrant and other minority communities or enclaves in Europe and North America.







Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00

Session I: Introduction to the Workshop

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Ted Stohr

9:00 – 10:15

Session II: Socio Economic Development Perspectives

Session Chair: Ted Stohr, Hoboken Institute of Technology, New Jersey. USA 

3 Papers: 75 minutes


Siyabonga Mhlongo, Reuben Dlamini and Samuel Khoza

A conceptual view of ICT in a socio-constructivist classroom

Siphe Mhlana

The Impact of Information and Communication Technology in Education: Gender Issues

Sellina Khumbo Kapondera and Wallace Chigona

Usage Patterns and Challenges of MultiPurpose Community Telecentres in Malawi


10:15 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45

Session III: Mobility for Development

Session Chair: Ted Stohr, Hoboken Institute of Technology, New Jersey. USA
3 Papers: 75 minutes 


Adebowale Owoseni and Hossana Twinomurinzi

The use of mobile apps to enhance SMEs in conditions of uncertainty: A case study from Lagos, Nigeria

Minjin Kim, Hanah Zoo, Heejin Lee and Juhee Kang

Mobile Financial Inclusion, and Development: A Critical Review of Academic Literature

Charlette Donalds and Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson

Exploring the Impacts of Individual Styles on Security Compliance Behavior: A Preliminary Analysis


11:45 -1:00



1:00 - 2:15

Session IV: Role of Government in Global Development
Session Chair :
Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson 

3 Papers: 75 minutes


Frank Makoza and Wallace Chigona

Communication distortions in the implementation of Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System in Malawi

Nixon Ochara, Roy Johnson, Victor Mbarika, Geoffrey Mayoka and Alex Marufu

Strategic Intentions in e-Government Project Prioritisation using Analytical Hierarchy Process

Kyung Ryul Park and Moonjung Yim

Understanding challenges in the use of information systems in aid management: Cases of Southeast Asian countries


2:15 – 3:30

Session V:
Session Chair :
Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson 

3 Papers: 75 minutes


Yousif Alhashemi and Heinz Roland Weistroffer

Review of Research on Culture in Information and Communication Technology: Insights from the Arab World

Maung Sein and Devinder Thapa

Social Capital in Enabling Quality Healthcare: The Case of a Telemedicine Project in Nepal 

Sajda Qureshi and Jie Xiong

The Role of Mobile Phones in the Provision of Equitable Health Care for Human Development



3:30  – 3:45

Coffee Break

3:45 – 4:35

Session VI:

Session Chair: Ted Stohr, Hoboken Institute of Technology, New Jersey. USA 

2 papers:  50 minutes


Tlou Maggie Masenya and Patrick Ngulube

The adoption of preservation strategies in academic libraries in South Africa


Presentation Only

Siphe Mhlana

Development of isiXhosa Text-to-Speech to Support e-Services in Marginalized Rural areas of Eastern Cape: South Africa 

4:35 – 5:00


5:00 - 7:00

Board meetings

5:00 GlobDev Best Paper Awards Ceremony

5:15 AIS SIG Global Development Board meeting

6:00 ITD Editorial Board Meeting 


End of Workshop