Analysis of the development of Kutztown Community Network

Dong Hee Shin, Murali Venkatesh

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2008
Event41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2008Jan 10 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/7/081/10/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Shin, D. H., & Venkatesh, M. (2008). Analysis of the development of Kutztown Community Network. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS [4438965] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.67