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CFP Using Info Sys for Good AMCIS 2022

  • 1.  CFP Using Info Sys for Good AMCIS 2022

    Posted 01-21-2022 12:39


    Minitrack:  Using Information Systems for Good


     AMCIS 2022: Minneapolis - August 11-13, 2022 


    Information systems (IS) have the potential to improve social welfare through redistribution of power, providing a voice for marginalized people, improving access to education, and increasing economic opportunity (George & Leidner, 2019; Lin, et al., 2015; Ortiz et al., 2019; Silva & Hirschheim, 2007; Vaidya & Myers, 2017). Some development programs that sought to use IS for a good cause have been highly successful, but many other projects, even those well designed and well-funded, have never gotten off the ground (Chipidza & Leidner, 2019). This track is dedicated to research on how IS has been used for good, how and when it is successful, and how and when it tends to fail. The contribution of the track is the development of theory and methods for improving the outcomes when IS is used for Good. 

    What we are looking for:

    We welcome papers that theoretically, conceptually, or empirically advance research on the impact of IS on society when IS and ICTs specifically target the improvement of social welfare. Papers may use any acceptable methodology and theory. Submissions are encouraged at any level of analysis or progress. Both full papers and emerging research are encouraged so that authors can gain valuable feedback for moving their projects forward. Possible topics may include (but are not limited to): 

    ·         Lessons from failures of systems designed to help people

    ·         Opportunities for Fintech in economic development 

    ·         Projects or systems focused on the digital divide 

    ·         Innovative uses of new technologies for promoting social good

    ·         Social connections of geographically distant groups with a common cause 

    ·         Digital strategies to fight disenfranchisement and marginalization 

    ·         Information systems used for corporate social responsibility 

    ·         Digital activism that advances human rights and emancipation

    ·         Emancipatory technologies that help people live their best life

    Minitrack Co-Chairs

    ·         Jordana George (Primary Contact), Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, jgeorge@mays.tamu.edu 

    ·         Wallace Chipidza, Claremont Graduate University wallace.chipidza@cgu.edu 

    Jordana George is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Her research explores data management, the social impact of information systems, and the intersection of these two topics, such as data philanthropy and technology benefit corporations. She holds a PhD from Baylor University, an MBA from Penn State University and an MFA from the University of California at Davis. Jordana currently serves as Managing Editor for Workshops for the Journal of the AIS. She has published in JMIS, Information and Organization, Information Systems Management, CAIS, Information Systems Educational Journal, and AIS Transactions on Replication Research. 

    Wallace Chipidza is an assistant professor in the Center for Information Systems and Technology at Claremont Graduate University. He holds a PhD in information systems from Baylor University and an MS in computer science from the University of Arizona. Chipidza mainly researches how and why social networks change over time, the impacts of those changes, and the interventions that moderate those impacts. His other interest lies in designing ICT-based solutions to problems afflicting vulnerable populations in developing countries. Wallace has published in Decision Support Systems, JSIS, CAIS, Information Systems Education Journal, International Journal of Information Management, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, and the Journal of Computer Information Systems. 


    January 15, 2022           PCS opens for submissions

    March 1, 2022    PCS closes for full papers and ERFs

    March 8, 2022    Full papers and ERFs are assigned to reviewers

    March 25, 2022  Paper reviews are due

    April 15, 2022     Program Chair decisions are sent to authors

    April 25, 2022     Revised, camera-ready papers (Full and ERF) are due


    More info: https://amcis2022.aisconferences.org/  


    George, J. J., & Leidner, D. E. (2019). From clicktivism to hacktivism: Understanding digital activism. Information and Organization. 

    Chipidza, W., & Leidner, D. (2019). A review of the ICT-enabled development literature: Towards a power parity theory of ICT4D. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, S0963868717302391. 

    Lin, C. I., Kuo, F.-Y., & Myers, M. D. (2015). Extending ICT4D Studies: The value of critical research. Mis Quarterly, 39(3), 697–712. 

    Ortiz, J., Young, A., Myers, M., Bedeley, R., Carbaugh, D., Chughtai, H., ... Wigdor, A. (2019). Giving Voice to the Voiceless: The Use of Digital Technologies by Marginalized Groups. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 45(1). 

    Silva, L., & Hirschheim, R. (2007). Fighting Against Windmills: Strategic Information  Systems and Organizational Deep Structures. MIS Q., 31(2), 327–354. 

    Vaidya, R., & Myers, M. (2017). Power in ICT4D projects: The case of an Indian Agricultural Marketing Board. ICIS 2017 Proceedings. 



    Dr. Jordana George | Clinical Assistant Professor
    Mays Business School | Texas A&M University
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