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CFP HICSS52 Minitrack title: Global, International, and Cross-Cultural Issues in IS

Minitrack title: Global, International, and Cross-Cultural Issues in IS
Track: Internet and the Digital Economy

January 8-11, 2019
Maui, Hawaii, USA

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Globalization has historically been tied to technological innovation, and the present era of a networked information society is no different. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have provided the infrastructure for multinational businesses, created new cultural connections irrespective of geographic boundaries and distances, and allowed an increasingly mobile global population to be connected to their friends, families, and cultures no matter where they are. The issues surrounding global, international, and cross cultural issues in Information Systems (IS) attracted much scholarly attention and have been explored under myriad contexts.

Our minitrack focuses on the sociotechnical dynamics and the ways in which the Internet affects people, groups, organizations, and societies. We are in particular interested in the impact of global, international, and cross-cultural issues on ICT development, implementation and use across the globe.

The minitrack welcomes submissions that relate to all aspects of global IS, or IS research situated in a global, international or cross-cultural context. The minitrack is open to all methodological approaches and perspectives. We are interested in empirical and theoretical work that addresses these and related socio-technical issues.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The impacts of cultural values on: 1) ICT design, adoption, and use; 2) Policies and practices of big data collection and use.
  • Cross cultural studies of: 1) ICT adoption, use and development; 2) Quantification of self at work, by individuals or organizations; 3) Big data collection and use.
  • Issues relating to: 1) Globally distributed teams; 2) Internet adoption and the digital society at the national level; 3) Global knowledge management; 4) Cross-national legislation and regulation; 4) Global ICT governance; 5) Global Cloud sourcing strategies; 6) Effects of global social computing on work organization and practices; Global impacts of big data on governments, multinational companies, NGOs and other organizations.
  • Single country studies showing implications for other locations or results different from other contexts.
  • Multi-country studies of ICT adoption, use, and development.


– April 15: Paper submission begins
– June 15: Paper submissions deadline
– August 17: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
– September 22: Deadline for authors to submit final manuscript for publication
– October 1: Deadline for at least one author to register for HICSS-52

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Minitrack organizers

Pnina Fichman, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University, Bloomington

Edward W.N. Bernroider, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Institute for Information Management and Control, Vienna, Austria