[AISWorld] AMCIS 2016 CFP: Strategic Use of IS and IT in Non-Profits and Social Enterprises

Oakley, Richelle oakleyr at savannahstate.edu
Tue Dec 22 14:23:24 EST 2015

Conference: 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
Track: Strategic and Competitive Use of Information Technology
Mini track: Strategic Use of IS and IT in Non-Profits and Social Enterprises

Important dates:
January 4, 2016:  Manuscript submissions open
March 2, 2016: Manuscript submission deadline at 10:00am PST, San Diego time
April 2016: Author notification, revisions, and final, camera-ready papers due
August 11-13, 2016: Present at AMCIS 2016 in San Diego, California.

***Mini-track Description***
Many organizations operate with a primary mission to serve the common good.  Non-profit organizations focus on impacting the root causes of social problems in communities.  Social enterprises aim to improve human well-being using traditional business methods and commercial strategies.  These organizations focus on long-lasting social issues such as poverty, homelessness, education inequality, financial instability, lack of healthcare access and knowledge, etc.  Both non-profits and social enterprises have various constraints that impact technology adoption, diffusion, and utilization towards efforts in achieving their strategic goals.  Examples include regulatory issues, heavy reliance on volunteer staff, limited finances, etc.  Interestingly, given these salient factors, there has been minimal research that focuses on the strategic use of technology within these organization types.

There is significant potential to examine and improve how these organization types harness the power of information systems (IS) and technology (IT) to accelerate social impact.  Thus, it is essential to focus on IS/IT utilization, innovation, and strategic use within non-profit and social enterprise organizations.  This mini-track solicits completed and research-in-progress papers addressing IS/IT issues in non-profits or social enterprises.  Papers can be conceptual, theoretical, design, empirical, or case studies.

Situated in non-profit or social enterprise organizations, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Design, development, deployment, and use or utilization of IS/IT
* Intra- and inter-organizational IS/IT issues
* Individual attitudes, behaviors, or characteristics that impact strategic use of IS/IT
* Multiple stakeholder perspectives on IS/IT issues
* IS/IT governance or policy issues
* Evaluation and assessment of IS/IT impact on organizational performance
* Social media, networking, and analytics
* Business intelligence and related tools
* Innovative and novel IS/IT applications

For complete instructions for authors and information about the conference, visit the AMCIS 2016 website at http://amcis2016.aisnet.org/index.php/sessions/call-for-papers.

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