Dark Side of Information Systems

Schedule and location

Tuesday October 10th  -  Wednesday October 11th 
Tampere University of Technology

Registration 

Registration is open August 7th  - October 2nd .

Speaker

Professor Monideepa Tarafdar, The Management School, Lancaster University, UK.

Organizer

Assistant Professor Henri Pirkkalainen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

Overview

 In this workshop, I will explore different facets of phenomenon spawned by use of Information Systems, which have a negative impact on individuals, organizations and other social units. Collectively known as ‘dark side phenomenon’, they include, among a number of others, IT driven control, information overload, cyber bullying, internet stalking and pornography, IT misuse, technostress and technology addiction. I will cover various theoretical and methodological approaches to studying these phenomenon, as well as opportunities and challenges. Students will work in teams to develop a research proposal on a dark side phenomenon of their own selection. My perspective will be from both a research and editorial standpoint.

Detailed Program

 

Agenda for Day 1 – October 10

1000-1130

Introduction to the Speaker and the Workshop

Dark Side phenomenon in Information Systems Research

Monideepa

1130-1145

Break 

 

1145-1315

Theoretical approaches for studying Dark Side phenomenon

Monideepa

1315-1415

Lunch

 

1415-1515

Team Exercise: Developing a research proposal of a dark side phenomenon – (1) Identify problem; (2) Frame research question; (3) Identify theoretical approach

All

1515-15:30

Break

 

1530 - 1630

Methods for studying Dark Side phenomenon

Monideepa

1630-1715

Team Exercise: Continuing from the above - (4) Develop research design; (5) Identify theoretical and practical contributions

All

1715-1730

Reflections and Recapitulation

All

 

Agenda for Day 2 – October 11

0900-1015

Team Exercise: Presentation of Research Proposals by teams

All

1015-1030

Break

 

1030-1200

Opportunities and Challenges in studying Dark Side phenomenon – illustrated through research on Technostress

Monideepa

1200-1230

Team Exercise: Identification of challenges encountered in research proposals

All

1230-1300

Closing Session and Final Reflections

All/Monideepa

1300-1400

Lunch

 

Credit points

Doctoral students participating in the seminar can obtain 2 credit points. This requires participating both days and completing the assignments: The seminar includes a pre-course assignment and group working on a research proposal. 

Registration fee

This seminar is free-of-charge for Inforte.fi member organization's staff and their PhD students. For others the participation fee is 400 €. The participation fee includes access to the event and the event materials. Lunch and dinner are not included.