CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE TRACK
Information Technology in Developing Countries
Global Information Technology Management (GITM) World Conference
on June 11, 12, 13, 2000 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
** THE CONFERENCE FOR ALL "INTERNATIONAL" IS RESEARCHERS **
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15, 1999 (to be received by this date).
Please submit directly to the Conference Chair, Dr. Prashant Palvia. For
expeditious processing, we wish to have an all-electronic review process.
Therefore, an electronic submission is strongly recommended (email:
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address and make sure it arrives by the deadline. In any case, please
include your email address along with the submission.
The design, development and implementation of information and communication
technologies (ICTs) in developing countries is the focus of this track.
There is considerable diversity both in the diffusion and in the application
of these technologies between the developed and the developing countries of
the world, notwithstanding a background of considerable technological,
economical, educational, organisational, political and cultural variations.
Nevertheless, this track will address a wide variety of ICT issues, with a
focus on those that are relevant to the countries concerned rather than to
any accepted norms prevalent in developed countries. Thus, we anticipate
authors submitting papers that offer original and even controversial
perspectives on the use of ICTs in developing countries.
Papers (completed or in-progress: about 20 double spaced pages), extended
abstracts (completed or in-progress research: about 4-6 pages), panel and
workshop proposals (2-4 pages) dealing with (but not limited to) the
following topics are invited. Please note the name of this track on the
* Spreading telecommunications to rural and remote communities
* Supporting rural economies
* Health care delivery in rural and remote areas
* Distance education for rural learning
* Supporting rural commerce electronically
* Electronic governance for rural communities
* Policy making processes for IT in the developing world
* IT to support policy decision-making
* Measuring the social value of IT
* Societal implications of IT implementation
* Issues in teaching computing in developing countries
* Computer literacy for development
* Distance learning and remote education
* Organisational capacity building
* Cross-cultural analyses
* Cultural dimensions of IT implementations
* Cultural adaptation to IT
* Cultural barriers to IT diffusion
You may submit your paper to other tracks at this conference. See
http://www.people.memphis.edu/~globalit/tracks.htm for a list of tracks.
Papers recommended as high quality by the reviewers will be further
considered for publication on an expedited basis in the Journal of Global
Information Technology Management (JGITM) and the Journal of Information
Technology Cases & Applications (JITCA).
Submission Deadline: November 15, 1999 (to be received by this date)
Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 1999
Final Submission Due: January 31, 2000
Early Registration Deadline: April 30, 2000 (at least one author must
Conference Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 2000
For additional information, please contact the conference chair, program
co-chairs or the track chairs.
Conference Chair: Prashant Palvia, University of Memphis, USA.
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Roberto Evaristo, University of Denver, USA. [log in to unmask]
Roger Harris, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.
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Sherif Kamel, American University, Egypt. [log in to unmask]
Tor Larsen, Norwegian School of Management, Norway. [log in to unmask]
Hans Lehmann, University of Auckland, New Zealand. [log in to unmask]
Barry Shore, University of New Hampshire, USA. [log in to unmask]
Robert Davison, Dept of Information Systems, City University of Hong Kong,
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