Sustainability and Societal Impacts of IS

 

Track Chairs

Marie Claude Boudreau, University of Georgia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stefan Seidel, University of Lichtenstein, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jungwoo Lee, Yonsei University, Korea, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Boudrea Seidel JungwooLee2
     

 

This track welcomes theoretical and empirical perspectives on societal impacts (positive, negative, and perverse) of information systems (IS). These impacts can be actual or potential, intended and unintended, and positive, negative or perverse in effect. The relationship of these impacts with longer term sustainability of society itself, is a legitimate area of research and concern.

The consequences of IS, whether they revolve around social, ethical, economic, or environmental issues, can translate into better or worse quality of life and work, social inclusion/exclusion, (non)discrimination, and (un)employment. Those consequences also contribute to degradation or betterment of the natural environment. IS are both a contributor to climate change through a considerable carbon footprint, and a means to managing that carbon footprint.

The IS community is uniquely positioned to address these issues of sustainability and societal impacts, given its encompassing knowledge of both technical and social dimensions, along with a solution-oriented inclination that has been developed over four decades.

We thus invite rigorous and relevant studies addressing the above and employing a wide variety of methods. Empirical (qualitative and quantitative) studies as well as design-oriented research and conceptual papers on theory development will be considered. Due to the encompassing nature of the topic, we encourage the submission of studies that address a variety of different units of analysis, including individual, group, process, organization, government, and society at large, from a broad spectrum of disciplines including business and information systems, engineering, management, operations management, applied computer science, marketing, economics, etc.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Societal consequences of emerging technologies
  • Theoretical perspectives on (un)intended consequences of IS
  • Changing nature of work and life in information society
  • Side effects of IS, such as work stress, addiction, victimization, surveillance, etc.
  • IS-related unemployment and deskilling, especially in knowledge work
  • The role of IS in social protest and economic or educational (in)equality
  • Responsible societal innovations using IS
  • IS for greener supply chains
  • Energy informatics
  • Green IS
  • Environmental and societal IS planning and governance
  • Sustainable design in IS
  • Sustainable business practices and processes
  • Methods for assessing social, ethical, environmental, and other impacts of IS
  • The role of IS in supporting and empowering marginalized groups in society

 

Associate Editors

Rajendra Bandi, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jenine Beekhuyzen, Griffith University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Adela Chen, Colorado State Univ, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jacqueline Corbett, Universite Laval, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Viet Dao, Shippensburg University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jason Dedrick, Syracuse University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gilbert Fridgen, University of Bayreuth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gwangyong Gim, Soongsil University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sora Kang, Hoseo University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stefan Klein, University of Muenster, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lutz Kolbe, University of Goettingen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Johann Kranz, University of Goettingen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ho Geun Lee, Yonsei University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Seth Li, Clemson University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Peter Loos, Saarland University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rony Medaglia, Copenhagen Business Schoo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alemayehu Molla, RMIT University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kim Normann Andersen, Copenhagen Business School, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jun-Gi Park, Yonsei University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jacqueline Pike, Duquesne University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Israr Qureshi, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gilbert Silvius, LOI University of Applied Sciences, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rick Watson, University of Georgia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, University of Illinois at Chicago, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jane Webster, Queens University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

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