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Panel 3: political consultancy: an area for information systems academicians to create value?

Loebbecke, Claudia, Dewandre, Nicole, Doukidis, Georgios, Schepers, Stefan, Spiekermann, Sarah and Whitley, Edgar A. ORCID: 0000-0003-1779-0814 (2013) Panel 3: political consultancy: an area for information systems academicians to create value? In: 21st European conference on information systems, 2013-06-05 - 2013-06-08, Utrecht, Netherlands, NLD.

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Information Systems are increasingly a topic of, and underlie, the implementation of most government policies. As such they would seem to provide an enormous opportunity for IS academicians to provide 'political consultancy' and to offer their expertise in relation to political decision making. Throughout Europe and around the world, issues such as data privacy, online gaming, the protection of youth, net neutrality, media competency, public health ICT, ICT-based citizen services, digital divide, encryption versus transparency, and the social, competitive, and political impacts of phenomena such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter are being considered by policy makers; and each of these requires careful understanding of information systems issues. However, the contributions of IS academicians to political decision making come across as minor compared to our colleagues in the fields of law, political science, or economics. In the panel, we will explore the pros and cons of senior and junior IS academicians getting involved in these activities from an individual's, a school's, and a community's perspective. Panelists will share their experiences with political consultancy and hope to intensively discuss with the audience, mainly along their interests, ideas, and counter-positions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 15:16
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2024 03:22
Funders: Utrecht University, University of Twente, Tourism Utrecht, Municipality of Utrecht

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