2nd Annual SIG GlobDev Workshop

 ISBN: 978-0-9826068-1-0

Workshop Proceedings

2nd Annual  SIG GlobDev Workshop 

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Phoenix AZ – Monday, December 14, 2009

8:30 – 8:45
Session I - PLENARY

Introduction to the Workshop

Room: Grand Canyon

Session Chair
Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Program Co-Chairs 

Ojelanki Ngenyama, Ryerson University, USA

Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA


8:45 – 9:45
Session II - PLENARY

Keynote Address

Session Chair
Christine Bullen
, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Technology Bites Back

 Atefeh Riazi, CEO, CIOs without Borders  


9:45 -10:00
Coffee Break 

10:00 - 11:30
Paper Sessions - Two Parallel Sessions 

10:00 – 11:30
Session III - Development Perspectives 


Session Chair
Aditya Saharia, Fordham University, USA 

 Intermediaries in ICT4D: The other "I"

Bjørn Furuholt and Maung Sein, University of Agder

 Does Distance Matter? The Influence of ICT on Bilateral Trade Flows 

Haluk Demirkan, Michael Goul, Robert J. Kauffman and David M. Weber, Arizona State University, USA

 The ICT-Enabled Global Economic Crisis

Kurt deMaagd, Michigan State University, USA

10:00 – 11:30

SESSION IV - Government, Policy and Development


Session Chair
Xiaoran Wu, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA 

 Government Policies and ICT Growth in Developing Countries: An Extended Design-Actuality Framework

M. Naveed Baqir1, Prashant Palvia2 and Hamid Nemati2
1 University of Delaware   2 University of North Carolina


An Evaluation of Fiji’s E-Government Status: Assessed According to UN Report on Benchmarking E-Government Progress

Sam Goundar, The University of FijiNeels Kruger and Roy Johnson, University of Pretoria, South Africa


The Role of Policy in the Relationship between ICT Adoption and Economic Development: A Comparative Analysis of Singapore and Malaysia


Kenneth Kriz and Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska, USA






Session Chair
Muhammadou Kah, University of the Gambia

The Global Text Project:  An Update and Discussion of Current Issues

Kevin Desouza, University of Washington, Donald J. McCubbrey, University of Denver Richard T. Watson, University of Georgia. USA




Paper Sessions - Two Parallel Sessions

13:30 - 15:00
SESSION VI - Adoption Cases and Applications 


Session Chair
Paul Golding, University of Technology, Jamaica 

Contributing Factors in the adoption of RFID in Emergency Management: A Multiple Case study       

Ashir Ahmed and Lyfie Sugianto, Monash University, Australia

Open Content Use in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – Context Flexibility as an Enabler for Reuse

Mathias Hatakka, Anders Avdic, and Åke Grönlund,  

Swedish Business School at Örebro University, Sweden

Sustaining the Growth of Micro-enterprises that Adopt Information and Communication Technologies

Mehruz Kamal1 and Sajda Qureshi2 

1 State University of New York, 2 University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA

13:30 - 15:00
SESSION VII - Social and Cultural Considerations 


Session Chair
Gladys Simpson, Florida International University, U.S.A. 

Cultural Enclaves: the Interplay Between Indian Cultural Values and Western Ways of Working in an Indian IT Organization

Gurpreet Singh Suri and Pamela Abbott, Brunel University. UK

 The Collision between International ICT Policy and a Deep Rural Community in South Africa: Interpretation, Implementation and Reality

Kirstin Krauss, University of Pretoria, South Africa 

 Exporting e-Customs to Developing Countries: a Semiotic Perspective            

Stefan Henningsson and Niels Bjorn-Andersen, Copenhagen Business School Denmark

15:00 -15:15
Coffee Break 

Paper Sessions - Two Parallel Sessions

15:15 – 16:45
SESSION VIII - Access to ICT for Development 


Session Chair
Alina Chircu, Bentley University, USA  

Who uses ICT at Public Access Centers?

Ricardo Gomez1 and Kemly Camacho2,
1University of Washington, USA 2Sula Batsú Research Cooperative, Costa Rica

Investigating the Effects of Micro-enterprise Access and Use of ICTs through a Capability Lens

Travis Good and Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA

Risk Management Decision Making in ICT for Development 

Paul Rohmeyer and Tal Ben-Zvi, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA


15:15 – 16:45
Session IX - Research in Progress 



Session Chair
James Pick, University of Redlands, USA 

Determining the Value of Knowledge Management: A South African Perspective
Neels Kruger and Roy Johnson, University of Pretoria, South Africa


ICTD in Corporate Social Responsibility: Changing priorities in international development funding?
Amrita Lahiri and Joyojeet Pal, University of Washington, USA


E-business for Nations: A Study of National Level E-business Adoption Factors using the CBTG (Country Characteristics- Business- Technology- Government) Framework 

Venkata Durbhakula and Dr.Dan.J.Kim, University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA

16:45 -17:45 pm
Session X -  Plenary  

Panel:  Organizations in ICT4D


Session Chair
H.G. (Henk) Sol, University of Groningen, Netherlands




Annika Andersson and Mathias Hatakka, Swedish Business School at Örebro University, Sweden
IPID: The International Network for PG Students in ICT4D (http://www.humanit.org/PID/)

Guy Bentham, Publications Manager, The Commonwealth Secretariat, U.K.  (http://www.thecommonwealth.org/)


Maung K. Sein, Agder University, Norway

IFIP Working Group 9.4: Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (http://is2.lse.ac.uk/ifipwg94/)