Antonio Diaz Andrade

Antonio Diaz Andrade
Auckland University of Technology | AUT · Department of Business information Systems

PhD

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February 2009 - August 2015
Auckland University of Technology
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Publications (50)
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The notion of visibility of knowledge is important to gain insights into an evolving knowledge-sharing practice through social media use. This article offers a conceptual definition of and an instrument to measure the visibility of knowledge in online communities facilitated by social media. Following a review of the relevant literature and intervi...
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Western worldviews dominate the information systems (IS) literature, accepted and taken for granted as the natural way of doing things. While diversity in terms of gender and ethnicity has been studied in the IS field, there is scant research on the experiences of Indigenous information technology (IT) professionals. This study uses narrative inqui...
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In this article, we aim to sensitise the information systems community about the dispossession of choice that the extended reliance on Internet technology creates for individuals. The overemphasis of digital inclusion as a solution to the digital divide problem frames Internet use as desirable in a progressive society but labels non‐use as problema...
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Project management is a mix of both science and art. It is a science because project managers need to estimate and manage time and cost. It is an art because they should ensure that all team members are in sync, while stakeholders are efficiently projecting the point across without communication gaps. It has been long recognised that developing non...
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The recent phenomenon that has come to be known as the European refugee crisis is in reality a global problem. Accordingly, issues regarding refugee integration have become a central topic of debate worldwide. In this paper, we try to understand how refugees use information and communication technology (ICT) in different regions of the world to und...
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Cultural heritage embodies and carries the stories and values of our ancestors that define our understanding of who we are today. A society’s heritage serves an important purpose for educating people about their own culture and aiding in understanding their traditional values. In Tonga, where this research has been conducted, the historical knowled...
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“In this paper, we explain how resettled refugees use information and communication technology (ICT) to respond to their changed circumstances and, in doing so, enhance their well-being and effective participation in a new society. Focusing on three modes of ICT-mediated information practices (ie, orienting, instrumental, and expressive), we identi...
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Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are reshaping our lives not only under normal circumstances, but increasingly so in crisis situations. Indeed, the current refugee crisis in Europe is distinguished by the high usage of ICTs by asylum seekers. Particularly smartphones have emerged as an instrumental piece of technology for refugees...
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Firmly grounded on the assumption that using digital technology is an intentional, conscious and subjective experience, this study adopts a transcendental phenomenological approach to reveal the meaning of the individual experience of using digital technology. This study reports the experience of a self-described technophobe, creative woman, who, a...
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While information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) research examines the diverse range of topics, settings, and technologies, there has been a lack of attention on theorizing the process of information and communication technology (ICT)-enabled development. This paper draws on Bourdieu’s practice theory to provide a framework fo...
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The social inclusion of newly resettled refugees is a significant issue confronting both refugees and their host societies. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly viewed as a useful resource in programs that provide settlement services or promote participation in society. This paper moves beyond the conventional discussi...
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In this paper, we argue that information researchers should use images as a source of data. The information systems field is overwhelmingly visual in nature. Not only is the Internet crammed with images, but also almost every detail observed during fieldwork in different research settings can be captured in the form of digital images. Yet, we rarel...
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Both actor-network theory and activity theory call attention to the coexistence of people and technology. Although both theories provide analytical tools to understand the nature of the reciprocal action-shaping of humans and nonhumans, each puts emphasis on different conceptual elements of human activity. In this paper, the authors examine both ac...
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Sherry Turkle in her groundbreaking book ‘Alone Together’ suggests that the Internet gives an illusion of togetherness while contributing to isolation. How might this play out in social movements on the Internet? Can social media bring people together? This research in progress explores the role of social media as a way to facilitate collective pol...
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Both actor-network theory and activity theory call attention to the coexistence of people and technology. Although both theories provide analytical tools to understand the nature of the reciprocal action-shaping of humans and nonhumans, each puts emphasis on different conceptual elements of human activity. In this paper, the authors examine both ac...
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The issue of politics in information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) research is rarely debated, yet one of the key instrumental freedoms proposed by Sen [(1999). Development as freedom. New York: First Anchor Books] in his seminal book on development is political liberty for individuals. We argue that ICT4D initiatives are pre...
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Assuming symmetry between human and nonhuman actors is a tenet of actor-network theory (ANT), i.e., an actor, anyone or anything that modifies a state of affairs. This symmetric perspective entails granting agency attributes to both human and nonhuman actors, an approach that has been often criticised. By means of a combination of research observat...
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The role of universities in conducting research and education has changed considerably in order to embrace twenty-first century knowledge and skills required for global economy. New forms of analytical reasoning and innovative thinking are required to meet future challenges. Most universities are not sufficiently equipped to make necessary structur...
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One of the general challenges in today's teaching and learning environment is identifying ways to create meaningful and engaging learning experiences that go beyond a traditional lecture. The discovery-learning paradigm has a potential to address this challenge by encouraging students to be active participants in their learning process. In this pap...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to use actor network theory (ANT) to examine the different phases – i.e. translation process – of an information and communication technology (ICT) initiative intended to bring development to underserved rural communities in the Peruvian Andes by providing access to computers and the internet. Design/methodology/approach...
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Assuming symmetry between human and nonhuman actors is a tenet of actor-network theory (ANT), i.e., an actor, anyone or anything that modifies a state of affairs. This symmetric perspective entails granting agency attributes to both human and nonhuman actors, an approach that has been often criticised. By means of a combination of research observat...
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This article discusses what we see as the critical role of individuals and their information seeking behaviour when using information and communication technology (ICT). In our fieldwork in northern Peru, we found that the role of particular individuals was critical in the sharing of computer-mediated information in six rural communities. These ind...
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The issue of politics in ICT4D is rarely debated on in the information systems field, yet one of the key instrumental freedoms proposed by Sen (1999) in his seminal book on development is political liberty for individuals. In addition, ICT4D initiatives are predominantly informed by a modernist philosophy, which in their effort to bring some materi...
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There are a growing number of information and communications technologies (ICT) initiatives in developing countries. These initiatives are usually undertaken on the basis that they are important for social and economic development. However, one barrier to the efficient utilisation of ICT in developing countries is the relatively low level of inform...
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This paper discusses what we see as the critical role of individuals and their information seeking behaviour when using information and communication technology (ICT). In a study of several villages in northern Peru, we found that the role of particular individuals was critical in popularising ICT use in those communities. These individuals tended...
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This interpretive case study discusses the implications of an information and communication technology (ICT) intervention in a remote village located in the northern Peruvian Andes. An integrated sensitizing framework, bringing together human capital, social capital, and institution theories in the presence of ICT, is used for this exploratory rese...
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published [following peer-review] in The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, published by and copyright City University of Hong Kong. While the case for information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development is...
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Although the advantages of case study design are widely recognised, its original positivist underlying assumptions may mislead interpretive researchers aiming at theory building. The paper discusses the limitations of the case study design for theory building and explains how grounded theory systemic process adds to the case study design. The autho...
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In this paper we make the case of using photographs as a source of data for interpretive research in the information systems field, especially for ethnographic accounts. We treat photographs as knowledge objects and examine the richness of content and context they offer. Based on experiences from anthropology and sociology, we contend that photogra...
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published [following peer-review] in Information Technology for Development, published by and copyright Routledge. This interpretive case study discusses the implications of an information and communication technology (ICT) intervention in a remote vill...
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This case study shows the way in which a subsidiary company of one of the largest corporations in Peru, Backus Corporation, charged with assisting in the use of information and telecommunications technologies, implemented a quality management model, got the ISO 9001: 2000 certification, and evolved from an information technology support center to a...
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This study describes the strategy and information technology adopted by Peru’s National Superintendent of Public Registries (SUNARP) to meet its organizational goals. SUNARP was created in 1994 to become the ruling entity of all public registry offices in Peru, which to that time had been working in an isolated fashion. The case describes the proje...
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This case study shows the way in which a subsidiary company of one of the largest corporations in Peru, Backus Corporation, charged with assisting in the use of information and telecommunications technologies, implemented a quality management model, got the ISO 9001: 2000 certification, and evolved from an information technology support center to a...
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This case study shows the way in which a subsidiary company of one of the largest corporations in Peru, Backus Corporation, charged with assisting in the use of information and telecommunications technologies, implemented a quality management model, got the ISO 9001: 2000 certification, and evolved from an information technology support center to a...
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This case describes the projects already completed, their respective success and their deployment across the bureaus of Perus National Superintendent of Public Registries (SUNARP). The Registry Information System and the consequent online registry publicity service are worthy of note. Moreover, the paper mentions the future challenges faced by SUNA...
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This case study shows the way in which a subsidiary company of one of the largest corporations in Peru, Backus Corporation, charged with assisting in the use of information and telecommunications technologies, implemented a quality management model, got the ISO 9001:2000 certification, and evolved from an information technology support center to a...
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This chapter introduces electronic journalism as a new trend in the news services that have recently been boosted by Internet diffusion. It makes a presentation of electronic media pioneers in the world and the challenges they faced to deliver news to their traditional and Internet-based customers. Mainly, the chapter focuses on the description of...
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This chapter introduces electronic journalism as a new trend in the news services that have recently been boosted by Internet diffusion. It makes a presentation of electronic media pioneers in the world and the challenges they faced to deliver news to their traditional and Internet-based customers. Mainly, the chapter focuses on the description of...
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This exploratory and interpretive research examines the anticipated consequences of information and communication technology (ICT) on six remote rural communities, located in the northern Peruvian Andes, which were provided with computers connected to the Internet. Instead of looking for economic impacts of the now-available technological tools, th...

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