Globalization and IT
A number of challenges exist in the globalization of information technologies. These include understanding the impact of cultural factors on the adoption of information systems, designing cross-national and cross-cultural collaborative IT systems, identifying the markets of mobile telecommunications, and coordinating activities of software development teams.
Research in this area involves: Examining information integration across cultures by studying how people negotiate incommensurable worldviews to achieve a common understanding and whether IT can aid in those negotiation processes; Understanding the global diffusion process of a technology, in general, and the factors that drive widespread adoption and diffusion of digital wireless phone technology, in particular, so as to forecast penetration growth of related information and communication technologies (ICTs) and applications;
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Researchers in this area: Analyzing the challenges of globally distributed IT work. Dr. Fred Fonseca Dr. Carleen Maitland Dr. Angsana Techatassanasoontorn Dr. Eileen Trauth Dr. Luke Zhang
Representative projects have looked at ICTs for humanitarian relief organizations and the use of mobile devices without broadband Internet. Read more… Papers/Abstracts (link)