2006 Working Conference Proceedings Table Of Contents

IFIP Working Group 8.2 Conference
Limerick, Ireland
12-15 July 2006
Social Inclusion: Societal and Organizational Implications for Information Systems

These papers are © IFIP 2006

They appear in Social Inclusion: Societal and Organizational Implications for Information Systems, edited by Eileen M. Trauth, Debra Howcroft, Tom Butler, Brian Fitzgerald and Janice I. DeGross, Springer, Boston, 2006

Part 1: Introduction

1. Social Inclusion and the Information Systems Field: Why Now?
Eileen M. Trauth and Debra Howcroft

Part 2: Economic Development and Geography

2 Information Systems Practice for Development in Africa: Results from INDEHELA
Mikko Korpela, Anja Mursu, H. Abimbola Soriyan, Retha de la Harpe, and Esselina Macome

3 A Comparison of Factors Impacting ICT Growth Rates in Developing and Industrialized Countries
Kallol Bagchi, Peeter Kirs, and Godwin Udo

4 American Discourses of the Digital Divide and Economic Development: A Sisyphean Order to Catch Up?
Leslie Tu and Lynette Kvasny

5 Digital Inclusion Projects in Developing Countries: Value, Sustainability, and Scalability
Shirin Madon, Nicolau Reinhard, Dewald Roode, and Geoff Walsham

Part 3: Political Participation

6 Right on Time: Understanding eGovernment in Developing Countries
Åke Grönlund, Annika Andersson, and Karin Hedström

7 Internet Voting: A Conceptual Challenge to Democracy
Wolter Pieters

8 Engaging Youths via E-Participation Initiatives: An Investigation into the Context of Online Policy Discussion Forums
Chee Wei Phang and Atreyi Kankanhalli

9 Cybersolidarity: Internet-Based Campaigning and Trade Union Internationalism
Bruce Robinson

10 ICT Policies as a Means to Inhibit Social Exclusion: The South African Case
Edgar A. Maldonado, Nicolai A. Pogrebnyakov, and Annemijn F. van Gorp

Part 4: Demographic Disparities

11 Inclusion Through the Ages? Gender, ICT Workplaces, and Life Stage Experiences in England
Marie Griffiths, Claire Keogh, Karenza Moore, Helen J. Richardson, and Angela Tattersall

12 Space Invaders–Time Raiders: Gendered Technologies in Gendered UK Households
Helen J. Richardson

13 Women and ICT Training: Inclusion or Segregation in the New Economy?
Hazel Gillard and Nathalie Mitev

14 Social Inclusion and the Shifting Role of Technology: Is Age the New Gender in Mobile Access?
Carl Adams and Tineke Fitch

15 Web Accessibility: A Digital Divide for Disabled People?
Alison Adam and David Kreps

Part 5: Ethical Issues

16 Responsible Management of Digital Divides: An Oxymoronic Endeavor?
Bernd Carsten Stahl

17 Privacy, Security, and Transparency: ICT-Related Ethical Perspectives and Contrasts in Contemporary Firms
Antonino Vaccaro

Part 6: Technology and its Consequences

18 Developing Open Source Software: A Community-Based Analysis of Research
Joseph Feller, Patrick Finnegan, David Kelly, and Maurice MacNamara

19 Understanding Meaning and Bridging Divides: The Use of an African Metaphor for the South African Open Source Center
Elaine Byrne, Bob Jolliffe, and Nhlanhla Mabaso

20 Weblogging: Implementing Communities of Practice
Leiser Silva, Elham Mousavidin, and Lakshmi Goel

21 Taking People Out of the Network: A Deconstruction of “ Your Next IT Strategy”
Elizabeth Davidson, Mike Chiasson, and Sachin Ruikar

22 Institutions, Community, and People: An Evaluation of a Longitudinal Digital Divide Experience
Barbara J. Crump

23 How (Can) Nonusers Engage with Technology: Bringing in the Digitally Excluded
Mike Cushman and Ela Klecun

Part 7: The Information Systems Profession

24 To Vanquish the Social Monster: The Struggle for Social Inclusion among Peers in the Field of Systems Development
Thomas Elisberg and Richard Baskerville

25 Viewing Information Technology Outsourcing Organizations Through a Postcolonial Lens
Ravishankar Mayasandra, Shan L. Pan, and Michael D. Myers

26 Methods as Theories: Evidence and Arguments for Theorizing on Software Development
Steve Sawyer and Hala Annabi

27 The Corporate Digital Divide Between Smaller and Larger Firms
Nava Pliskin, Margi Levy, Tsipi Heart, Brian O’Flaherty, and Paul O’Dea

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