Quadrangular Conference in Technology, Organizations & Society 2009 "Identity, Policy and Innovation in the Information Society"
Jun 03, 2009 03:00 PM
Conducting research and developing contributions in the disciplines of information systems and organisation studies is often a challenging process for the less experienced researcher. This conference offers scholars, at different stages of their research project, a forum for exchanging ideas and sharing research difficulties. Extended periods of time will be offered to each participant to present and discuss her/his research with faculty and colleagues from the participating institutions. Scholars are invited to present preliminary research findings and/or challenging theoretical and methodological issues concerning their research. We welcome theoretically diverse papers encompassing, but not limited to, approaches that draw on Social Theory, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Policy, Cultural Studies and Political Thought. Research areas will cover a wide spectrum organisational and social challenges, such as:
- Alternative theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of socio-technical phenomena
- Critical approaches to organisational innovation
- New technologies and perceptions of identity
- Power and control in IT design, implementation and use
- Technology policy discourse and ideology
- Human agency, choice and organizational change
- ICTs and citizen empowerment
Application areas may include healthcare, open-source, collaborative technologies, e-government or any other setting that presents interesting socio-technical phenomena.