[AISWorld] Strategic IT Use in Non-Profits and the Community Sector - AMCIS Mini-Track

Connolly, Amy Jean - conno3aj conno3aj at jmu.edu
Fri Feb 9 11:46:27 EST 2018

Track: Strategic and Competitive Use of Information Technology

Mini track: Strategic IT Use in Non-Profits and the Community Sector

Mini-track Email: scuit.nonprofit at gmail.com<mailto:scuit.nonprofit at gmail.com>

Mini-Track Co-Chairs:

Richelle L. Oakley, University of North Georgia, richelle.oakley at ung.edu

Amy J. Connolly, James Madison University, conno3aj at jmu.edu

We invite the submission of papers to the Strategic IT Use in Non-Profits and the Community Sector

Mini-track at the 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), held in August 16-18, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The community sector comprises of organizations primarily focus on improving society.  Non-profit organizations focus on eradicating the root causes of social problems in communities.  Social enterprises aim to improve human well-being using traditional business methods and commercial strategies. Volunteer organizations form to accomplish a social purpose. Temporary organizations organize to achieve a social project within a set period of time. All of these organization types have various constraints that impact IT adoption, diffusion, and utilization towards efforts in achieving strategic goals.  However, minimal research has focused on the strategic use of IT within these organization types.  It is essential to focus on IT utilization within community sector organizations in order to examine strategic use and impact of IT.

There is significant potential to examine and improve how these organization types harness the power of information and technology to accelerate social impact. This mini-track solicits completed and research-in-progress papers addressing Information Technology (IT) issues in the community sector and other non-traditional organization types.  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 IIT

*Intra- and inter-organizational IT issues

*Individual attitudes, behaviors, or characteristics that impact strategic use of IT

*Multiple stakeholder perspectives on IT issues

*IT governance or policy issues

*Evaluation and assessment of IT impact on organizational performance

*Social media, networking, and analytics

*Business intelligence and related tools

* Innovative and novel IT applications

Important dates:

February 28, 2018 (central time noon) - Completed Research, ERFs submissions due

Additional important deadlines and Instructions for authors can be found on the conference website: http://amcis2018.aisnet.org<http://amcis2018.aisnet.org/>.

Dr. Amy J. Connolly
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Information Systems
  & Business Analytics
Zane Showker Hall #213
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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