主題：Pursuing the United Nations’ sustainable development goals: lessons learned from a project in villages in India
主講人：美国阿肯色大学 Viswanath Venkatesh教授
Viswanath Venkatesh is a Distinguished Professor and Billingsley Chair in Information Systems at the Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas. His research focuses on understanding the diffusion of technologies in organizations and society. For over a decade, he has worked with several companies and government agencies in different capacities ranging from a systems engineer to a special consultant to the Vice-President, and has rigorously studied real-world phenomena. He is most proud of his ongoing work in villages in India, which he has presented at the United Nations where he has also served on an expert panel on the advancement of women in less developed countries. The sponsorship of his research has been about $10M, including funding from government agencies. His work has appeared in leading journals in information systems, organizational behavior, psychology, marketing, operations management, health informatics and human-computer interaction journals. He is recognized to be among the most influential scholars in business and economics, with about 85,000 cites per Google Scholar and about 26,000 cites per Web of Science. A recent article by Thomson Reuters identified him to be among the top-1% most-cited scholars in business and economics (e.g., highlycited.com). He is a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems and Information Systems Society (INFORMS). He has published a book titled “Road to Success: A Guide for Researchers in the Behavioral and Social Sciences” (http://vvenkatesh.com/book). He has developed and maintained an information systems research rankings website since 2008 (http://myvisonresearch.com/research-rankings). He is currently a Senior Editor (SE) at AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction. From 2008 to 2011, he served as an SE at Information Systems Research and from 2012 to 2017; he served as an SE at MIS Quarterly. He has served or is serving on several other boards including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of AIS, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and Management Science.
Viswanath Venkatesh是阿肯色大学沃尔顿商学院信息系统专业的特聘教授和比林斯利主席。他的研究重点是理解技术在组织和社会中的传播。十多年来，他与多家公司和政府机构以不同的身份合作，从系统工程师到特别顾问，再到副总裁，并严格研究了现实世界的现象。他最自豪的是他在印度农村正在进行的工作，他已在联合国提出这项工作，他还在联合国担任一个关于提高欠发达国家妇女地位问题的专家小组的成员。他的研究得到了约1000万美元的资助，其中包括来自政府机构的资助。他的研究成果发表在信息系统, 组织行为, 心理学, 市场营销, 运作管理, 健康信息学和人机交互等前沿期刊上。他被认为是最有影响力的商业和经济学者之一，Google Scholar被引用约8.5万次，Web of Science被引用约2.6万次。汤森路透(Thomson Reuters)最近的一篇文章指出，他是商业和经济学领域被引用最多的1%的学者之一(e.g., highlycited.com)。他是Association of Information Systems和 Information Systems Society (INFORMS)的成員。他出版了一本名爲《成功之路:行爲和社會科學研究人員指南》(http://vvenkatesh.com/book)的書。自2008年以來，他開發並維護了一個信息系統研究排名網站(http://myvisonresearch.com/research-ranking)。他目前是AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction高級編輯。2008年至2011年，他擔任Information Systems Research的高级编辑, 2012年至2017年;他在MIS Quarterly擔任高級編輯。他曾經或正在其他幾個期刊委員會任職，包括Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of AIS, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, 和 Management Science。
The pursuit of the United Nations ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs; formerly Millennium Development Goals, MDGs) is of economic and social significance to the poorest citizens of less developed countries, with the empowerment of women being a crucial goal. The context of the presentation is a bottom-up, non-governmental information and communication technology (ICT) project in rural India conducted over a 7-year period in 20 villages among 3,000 families in pursuit of various goals including healthcare, eradicating poverty and empowerment of women. In this presentation, I will present an overview of this research program and some of the research papers that were published.