There is a growing body of literature on the concept of gender and women empowerment through information and communication technologies. However, there is no considerable effort to investigate how information technology affects feminism movements particularly in eastern countries. Drawn from the findings in the current body of literature and using activity theory, this paper postulates the significant moderating impact of online communities of practice in transforming feminist-related attitudes into feminist-related behaviours of eastern women. It then uses quantitative data from an eastern cultural context to check the applicability of the proposed proposition.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2011|
|Subtitle of host publication||Quality Research in Pacific Asia|
|Place of Publication||Brisbane|
|Publisher||Queensland University of Technology|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (15th : 2011) - Brisbane|
Duration: 7 Jul 2011 → 11 Jul 2011
|Conference||Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (15th : 2011)|
|Period||7/07/11 → 11/07/11|
- Communities of practice (CoP)
- Women empowerment
Ghobadi, S., & Smith, S. (2011). The Employment of online communities of practice for manifesting feminist behaviors among Eastern Women. In P. Seddon (Ed.), Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2011: Quality Research in Pacific Asia (pp. 1-13). Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.