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</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><font size="3"><b><span style="color:black;font-family:"Georgia","serif"">Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2014</span></b><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""></span></font></p>
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</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><b><span style="color:black;font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:12pt">Minitrack: </span></b><font color="#000000"><b><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:12pt">Social Media, Social Action, and Politics</span></b><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:12pt"></span></font></p>
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</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="color:black;font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt">Savannah, Georgia</span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt"></span></p>
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</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="color:black;font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt">August 7-10, 2014</span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt"></span></p>
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</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="color:black;font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt">Minitrack Chairs:</span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt"></span></p>
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</font><div style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt">Rozan O. Maghrabi, </span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt">The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA</span><br>
A. F. <span> </span>Salam, </font></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt"><font color="#000000"><span> </span>The University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
USA<br>
</font></span><span style="color:rgb(54,54,54);font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt" lang="EN">Mike Gallivan, </span><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt">Georgia State University,
USA</span></font></div><div style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif";font-size:10pt">
<br></span></font> </div><p style="margin:0in 45pt 10pt 31.5pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3"><font color="#000000">“The power of social media … transforming
the political process in such a way that I can’t see any chances for the
traditional, formal institutions of our democratic systems to keep up with.”
President of Iceland Mr. Grimsson, during his interview with the CNN in 2011<span>  </span></font></font></span></i></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><font size="3"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif"" lang="EN-GB">The increasing impact of social media on social
and organizational issues and politics over the past few decades has changed
how social media is viewed and used. The power of the online social tools in
promoting, facilitating, and developing political participation and social
action across the globe highlights the connection between technology diffusion
and digital media use and political change. Social media is also having a major
impact on business, sparking a revolution in the customer experience as well as
behaviour, and influencing transformation in organizations. With the
recognition of the powerful role of social media in these contexts, the
objective of Social Media, Social Action, and Politics minitrack is to provide
a forum for discussions and presentation of original research that critically
examines the constitution of ICTs and their roles in organizations and
societies. We believe that IS scholars are uniquely positioned to investigate
the larger role of Information Systems and Technologies in our social and
political systems both for the benefit of business organizations as well as for
the larger society.<span>  </span>The </span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif"">minitrack
welcomes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical works that explore the
relationship between social media and organizational, social, and political
change and highlight the convergence of technological and social spheres and
the complex and contingent social-technical interactions to generate
unanticipated organizational, social, and political effects.<span>  </span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif"">Topics
for this minitack include but are not limited to the following:</span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""></span></font></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">The association between social systems
and ICT innovative uses </font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">The impact of ICT on social life and
change</font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Information Systems and social
awareness, entrepreneurship, and empowerment</font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Information systems and online activism
and social movements (i.e online women right movement)</font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Management and organizational behavior
of ICT-enabled social groups </font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Social, political, and economic
implications of e-politics</font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Communication and Collaboration enabled
or constrained by ICT </font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Unintended consequences of ICT use in
organizations and social life</font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">The impact of IS on political
processes, strategies, and policies </font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">The development and implementation of
e-politics and e-democracy</font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Frameworks/models and Case studies for
successful e-politics implementation </font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Social media and youth protest behavior</font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Information Systems and the change in
the power game</font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><font size="3"><span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif"" lang="EN">Electronic
Authoritarianism</span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""></span></font></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">ICT-enabled communities and the
governmental regulatory or organizational goal oriented practices<span>  </span></font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Cross country comparisons of e-politics
practices</font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Emerging community-related business
models </font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Firm level challenges and economic
implications of citizen ICT-enabled social and political power</font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt 0.5in;line-height:normal"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span><font size="3"></font><span style="font:7pt/normal "Times New Roman";font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">Organizational implications of
user-generated content and customer collaboration </font></span></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 12pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font color="#000000" size="3">All submissions are to be made
via the AMCIS 2014 submission system at </font></span><a href="http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2014" target="_blank"><span style="color:windowtext;font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3">ScholarOne’s ManuscriptCentral</font></span></a><font size="3"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif"">. When submitting online, select 1. track "</span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif"" lang="EN-GB"> Social-Technical Issues and
Social Inclusion</span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif"">" and then 2. minitrack
"</span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""> Social Media, Social
Action, and Politics</span><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif"">",
as well as a paper type (completed research paper, research-in-progress paper,
or panel proposal).</span></font></font></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

</font><p style="margin:0in 0in 5pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Georgia","serif""><font size="3"><font color="#000000">The submission deadline is <span>March 1, 2014</span>. <span>No submissions will be accepted after midnight, Savannah (EST) time,
March 1, 2014.</span> Authors will be notified as to whether their submission
was accepted, conditionally accepted, or rejected by <span>April 4, 2014</span>.</font></font></span></p><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman">

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