Technology, Microenterprises & the Capabilities Framework

Dr. Mehruz Kamal, Associate Professor and Chair of Computing Sciences, had her latest research accepted for publication. Her research will be presented next month in South Carolina at the 2022 Southern Association for Information Systems Conference.

The research focuses on assessing the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adoption in micro-enterprises through the lens of the capabilities framework.

If you are interested in learning more about this research or would like to collaborate on future research initiatives, please contact Dr. Kamal.

Title of paper: Using the Capabilities Framework to Understand Social Impact of ICT Adoption in Microenterprises.

Abstract: Technology adoption in micro-enterprises depends upon the unique conditions in which they find themselves. The goal of this study was to investigate and assess such adoption through a very systematic and contextualized approach. An action research methodology was used to investigate a microenterprise in Western New York during a five-month timespan. The contribution of this study is in applying a modified adaptation of the capabilities framework to understand the nature of the grass-root level impact within the microenterprise from the technology adoption and use.

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Posted: February 10, 2022