Trekking the globe with the World IT Project

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Prashant Palvia, Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor and Director of the McDowell Research Center for Global IT Management (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: It is widely acknowledged that information systems/information technology (IS/IT) academic research is mostly Western centric (i.e., U.S. and Western Europe based). Several surveys have clearly pointed out that most of the publications are based in the West, the authors are from the West, the research itself is conducted in the West, and even the topic areas pertain to the needs and concerns of the West. Given that IS/IT has pervaded the entire globe, such a dominant Western bias does not do justice to the rest of the world as other nations do not find their particular topics investigated or have to rely on Western results, which may not be necessarily applicable to their context.

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Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, 20:1, 3-8
Language: English
Date: 2018
World IT Project, IT Employees, Global Organizational and Technology Issue, National Culture

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