Anuragini Shirish leads the Smart BIS (Smart Business Information Systems, aka IS Transformation) with Saïd Assar.
SMART BIS / LITEM research seminars 2022 - 2023
With their team members, they organise 1 to 2 hours research seminars.
- 28/11/2023 : Smart BIS/LITEM Research Seminar, 11:30am - 1pm
We are honored to have guest speakers Yingqin Zheng and Priyanka Pandey as the speakers for our next SMART BIS/LITEM Seminar scheduled for 28th November 2023. They will present their paper on "Technologies of Power and Digital Inclusion", followed by a short editorial talk.
Kindly RSVP to Anuragini Shirish before the 24th of November to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This study moves beyond the conventional focus on technology access, adoption, and participation in communities, and instead presents a perspective on digital inclusion as a complex process of both empowerment and subjugation. Drawing on Foucault’s theorization on subjectivity and power, our case study of community health workers in rural India reveals that the adoption of a mHealth application simultaneously subordinated and strengthened the subjectivity of the community health workers. The study explicates the process through which the health workers oscillated between the enhancement of their individual efficacy, and their submission to institutionalized power as facilitated by the mHealth application during their everyday work practices. Thus, by shifting the focus from “who” is digitally included to “how” they become digitally included, our research provides a fresh perspective that enriches and deepens the discourse of digital inclusion. It generates both theoretical and practical implications for anyone interested in understanding digital inclusion from a more granulated and practice-based perspective.
About Yingqin Zheng
Yingqin Zheng is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) at Essex Business School. Her research interests lie in the social and ethical implications of digital transformation, with a particular focus on digital inclusion and digital justice. She was a co-founder of the Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London and serves as a senior editor at Information Systems Journal.
About Priyanka Pandey
Priyanka Pandey is currently a Lecturer in Public Services and Technology at King’s Business School. Her research investigates the role digital artefacts and platforms play in everyday practices, with a particular emphasis on structures, cultures, institutional mechanisms, and power processes. She is interested in deconstructing the relationship between technology and social and organisational change, within the public sector, and Global South context.
- 14/04/2023 : Smart BIS/LITEM Meet the Editors Session
We are extremely delighted and honoured to welcome Prof. Suprateek Sarker as our guest speaker to our forthcoming SMART BIS/LITEM meet the editors seminar. See details attached.
Prof. Sarker, is Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Eminent Professor of Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, President of Association for Information Systems (AIS), Incoming Editor-in-Chief, Information Systems Research (INFORMS).
His Detailed Bio is available at https://www.commerce.virginia.edu/faculty/ss6wf
Event Date and Time: 14 April 2023, 10.am-11.30am
Venue: Espace Vinci, 25 rue des Jeûneurs 75002 Paris.
Contact details: 01 42 46 79 77
Access Info: Métros L8 et L9 Grands Boulevards, L3 Sentier ou Bourse10 min from Saint-Lazare, Gare de l’Est25 min from Gare Montparnasse et Gare de Lyon
RSVP: We would like to know the number of participants not later than 13th April for better organisation. Please confirm your interest to Anuragini Shirish, email@example.com
- 20/04/2023: Smart BIS/LITEM Seminar: Academic Writing Center Workshop
Date: 20th April 2023, 11:30pm -1:30pm
Venue: IMT-BS - F018 (F building) or hybrid: https://webconf.imt.fr/frontend/ced-2bc-kxr-xlm.
The Academic Writing Center (AWC) will conduct a workshop where they will organize writing exercises,
collective brainstorming, and a Q&A session.
The program outline is as follows:
- 20 minutes : Introduction of the Academic Writing Center – CentraleSupélec
- 45 minutes : Writing Exercise
- 40 minutes : Collective brainstorming for future workshop requirements
- 15 minutes : Q & A
We hope to see you all there!
Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend to join the event, before 17th April 2023.
- 22nd of February 2023
We are extremely honored to begin our SMART BIS/LITEM seminar this year with a 'Meet the Editors' session presided by an extremely accomplished scholar Dr. Michael Myers, the Current Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Information Systems also called as 'EJIS' (https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=tjis20) from the University of Auckland. This session is scheduled for the 22nd of February 2023 and will be on: "Publishing in EJIS and the AIS Basket of 8"
- 2nd December 2022
We are honoured to have Professor Stéphanie Missonier from HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne present her work along with Professor Aurélie Dudézert in our next SMART BIS/LITEM Seminar. They will be presenting their research in progress paper.
"The study of the Sustainable Development of IS Management: A paradoxical dialogical avatar"
The seminar will be at IS Lab, Room-H418, Etoile Building, IMT BS, Evry, Time: 10am till 11am
Below you will find the abstract of the paper and here the brochure of the event for more information.
The study of sustainable development and IS management is a (hot) topic of current interest. It is increasingly crystallizing in the scientific and public arena around the notion of “digital sobriety” in particular. This phenomenon is structured by contradictory tensions which the world is seizing upon, each one expressing and reinterpreting it in its own way and according to its own prism. As a key topic for MIS research, the objective of our research is to identify how to study such a phenomenon defined as a 'wicked' problem. In this presentation, we will show how the study of sustainable development and MIS is a wicked problem and the paradoxical tensions that make it up. We will propose the prerequisites and avenues for scientifically studying this phenomenon and for further research.
- 21 October 2022
Dr. Silvia Masiero, Associate professor of Information Systems at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, join us as a guest speaker for the LITEM/SMART BIS Research seminar on the 21st of October.
The seminar will take place online from 10:30am to 12pm CET and can be accessed with this link: https://webconf.imt.fr/frontend/anu-pda-jo7-qfu
Silvia Masiero will be discussing her paper on "Decolonising Critical Information Systems Research: A Subaltern Approach".
About the seminar: Theories used in the Information Systems (IS) field come in large majority from authors based in Western countries, a bias that holds for critical theories as well. Such a bias is made more problematic by the mandate of critical theory, which is meant exactly to illuminate the oppressive conditions of the status quo. Against this backdrop, this paper explores the subalternity theory approach – developed by the Subaltern Studies collective from the early 1980s – as an indigenous theory that, proposing a socially and geographically connotated narration of “history from below”, can play a major role in the effort to decolonise critical IS research. By positioning subaltern theory in the IS field, the paper offers an alternative to the Western hegemony of critical theories, exploring the potential of such an alternative to voice systematically silenced and marginalised perspectives.
Kindly RSVP if you are able to make it for this session at email@example.com
More information: https://partage.imt.fr/index.php/s/JdJCZjKm4YkySEr