Prior to Etmaal 2017, NeFCA’s Organizational Communication Division organized a pre-conference on information and communication technology use in organizations. Guest speaker Prof.Dr. Ronald Rice from the University of California, Santa Barbara first gave an interesting presentation about his examination of existing research on ICT use in organizations. His framework gave a nice overview of the most frequently examined topics.

Afterwards, there was a group discussion in which every attendee briefly explained their research interests and how Rice’s framework could link to their own research. There was also a discussion about the gaps in ICT research, which led to interesting ideas for further research. Everyone has gained inspiration from the framework for their own work, so we look forward to new research that will arise from this!