Identifying issues for the bright ICT initiative: A Worldwide delphi study of IS journal editors and scholars

Jungwoo Lee, Jane Fedorowicz

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Information and communication technology (ICT) continues to change business as we know it. As ICT further integrates into our daily lives, it creates more opportunities to both help and hinder fundamental social problems throughout the world. In response to these growing and urgent societal needs, the Association for Information Systems approved the Bright ICT Initiative to extend IS research beyond a focus on business to take on the broader challenges of an ICT-enabled bright society. We conducted a Delphi study to provide guidance on where bright ICTminded researchers might focus to produce their greatest impact. In this paper, we report on our findings. The Delphi panel comprised 182 globally distributed IS journal editors who participated in a three-round consensus-building process via the Internet. Our results provide a framework of eleven research priority areas and specific research topics for those engaged in future-oriented, socially conscious IS research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11
Pages (from-to)301-333
Number of pages33
JournalCommunications of the Association for Information Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Jae Kyu Lee and Niels Bjørn-Andersen for their advice and support throughout this study. Also, we thank all of the journal editors and researchers who actively participated. Part of this study was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2015S1A5A2A03048360).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 by the Association for Information Systems.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems


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