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Provost Seminar Series Examines IT Offshoring, Dec. 15

November 14, 2006

Michael Myers, professor of information systems and associate dean at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand, will discuss IT offshoring at the Provost Seminar Series on December 15, 10:30 a.m. - noon in LaCava Center 325ABC. Myers will examine IT offshoring from the perspective of an IT service provider in a developing country in the East.

During the seminar, Myers will discuss how post-colonial theory illuminates the global IT offshoring phenomenon. Post-colonial theory draws attention to issues of power, ownership, control and identity - issues that are central in the offshoring of IT from the West to developing countries. The seminar will also explore how the contemporary phenomenon of IT offshoring can be seen as the latest incarnation of the complex relationship between the West and the developing world.

 

Myers' research interests relate to the social and organizational aspects of information technology and the use of qualitative research methods in information systems. He has won Best Paper awards for work published in MIS Quarterly and Information Technology & People. He serves as editor of ISWorld Section on Qualitative Research, and serves on the editorial boards of Communications of the AIS, Information and Organization, Information Technology & People and Journal of Systems and Technology.

He also serves as president of the Association for Information Systems, and chair of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.2 concerning the relationship between information systems and organizations. He is co-chair of the Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2007.

 

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