Social Inclusion: Societal and Organizational Implications for Information Systems: IFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Working Conference, July 12-15, 2006, Limerick, Ireland / Edition 1

Social Inclusion: Societal and Organizational Implications for Information Systems: IFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Working Conference, July 12-15, 2006, Limerick, Ireland / Edition 1

by Eileen Trauth
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387345876

ISBN-13: 9780387345871

Pub. Date: 06/15/2006

Publisher: Springer US

This book presents the proceedings of the Working Conference on the societal and organizational implications for information systems of social inclusion. The contributed papers explore technology design and use in organizations, and consider the processes that engender social exclusion along with the issues that derive from it. The conference, sponsored by the

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This book presents the proceedings of the Working Conference on the societal and organizational implications for information systems of social inclusion. The contributed papers explore technology design and use in organizations, and consider the processes that engender social exclusion along with the issues that derive from it. The conference, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2, was held in Limerick, Ireland, in July, 2006.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387345871
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
06/15/2006
Series:
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Series, #208
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Social Inclusion and the Information Systems Field: Why Now?.- Economic Development and Geography.- Information Systems Practice for Development in Africa: Results from Indehela.- A Comparison of Factors Impacting ICT Growth Rates in Developing and Industrialized Countries.- American Discourses of the Digital Divide and Economic Development: A Sisyphean Order to Catch Up?.- Digital Inclusion Projects in Developing Countries: Value, Sustainability, and Scalability.- Political Participation.- Right on Time: Understanding eGovernment in Developing Countries.- Internet Voting: A Conceptual Challenge to Democracy.- Engaging Youths Via E-Participation Initiatives: An Investigation into the Context of Online Policy Discussion Forums.- Cybersolidarity: Internet-Based Campaigning and Trade Union Internationalism.- ICT Policies as a Means to Inhibit Social Exclusion: The South African Case.- Demographic Disparities.- Inclusion Through the Ages? Gender, ICT Workplaces, and Life Stage Experiences in England.- Space Invaders—Time Raiders: Gendered Technologies in Gendered UK Households.- Women and ICT Training: Inclusion or Segregation in the New Economy?.- Social Inclusion and the Shifting Role of Technology: Is Age the New Gender in Mobile Access?.- Web Accessibility: A Digital Divide for Disabled People?.- Ethical Issues.- Responsible Management of Digital Divides: An Oxymoronic Endeavor?.- Privacy, Security, and Transparency: ICT-Related Ethical Perspectives and Contrasts in Contemporary Firms.- Technology and its Consequences.- Developing Open Source Software: A Community-Based Analysis of Research.- Understanding Meaning and Bridging Divides: The Use of an African Metaphor for the South African Open Source Center.- Weblogging: Implementing Communities of Practice.- Taking People out of the Network: A Deconstruction of “Your Next IT Strategy”.- Institutions, Community, and People: An Evaluation of a Longitudinal Digital Divide Experience.- How (Can) Nonusers Engage with Technology: Bringing in the Digitally Excluded.- The Information Systems Profession.- To Vanquish the Social Monster: The Struggle for Social Inclusion among Peers in the Field of Systems Development.- Viewing Information Technology Outsourcing Organizations Through a Postcolonial Lens.- Methods as Theories: Evidence and Arguments for Theorizing on Software Development.- The Corporate Digital Divide Between Smaller and Larger Firms.

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