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Title:A Multi-Setting Study on ICT Practices within a Voluntary Swimming Sector
Author(s):Eshraghi, Ali
Subject(s):voluntary sector organisations
information and communication technologies
Volunteer as Social Actor
extended settings
infrastructural technologies
Abstract:This note firstly summaries my interdisciplinary doctoral research on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and voluntary sector organisations (VSOs) and then reports some developing discussion based on the generated data. Similar to other business firms and governmental agencies these organisations have also proliferated with ICTs, however, the literature is still limited in terms of insights needed to explain the process of (non-)adoption and (non-)use of digital initiatives within the sector. This research seeks to unfold the complexity of the shaping of ICT through a case of swimming sector which mostly operates on the voluntary basis. Using the approach of Social Informatics and by investigating the dynamics of ICT practices, my study seeks to understand the arrangement of such practices and hence to add to our understanding about challenges surrounding IT project in the sector. The high turnover of volunteers, the cruciality of volunteering time offered into organisation, the infrastructural nature of old software and platforms are some examples of such challenges. It also should be mentioned that this note is a developed version of the poster I presented at the iConference 2013 and also my proposal for the ECIS 2013 doctoral consortium.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Eshraghi, A. (2014). A Multi-Setting Study on ICT Practices within a Voluntary Swimming Sector. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 804 - 810). doi:10.9776/14397
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Other Identifier(s):397
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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