Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.67
This study investigates the development, discourse, design, and social interactions within the Kutztown Community Network. Drawing on the theory of Social Construction of Technology, the study employs an in-depth case study approach to investigate how the community network was designed and how the Kutztown community participated in the network development. The findings show that there was little societal input into the design process; the design process was influenced by political economy factors, which now threaten the viability of the network. The study highlights the significant role of intermediation in developing community networks and concludes that community participation should not be limited to particular development stages.
D. Shin and M. Venkatesh, "Analysis of the Development of Kutztown Community Network," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 261.