M-democracy: A disruptive innovation for democracy-hungry groups

Abdelnasser M. Abdelaal, Hesham H. Ali

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Abstract

The M-Democracy concept has evolved taking advantage of the increasing advancements and ubiquity of mobile communications and the failure of traditional civic engagement tools to facilitate political inclusion of the society at large. Mobile technologies have the potential to politically include the mobile workforce, youth, rural communities, developing societies, and other marginalized groups. This study employs the disruptive innovation theory to argue that MDemocracy innovations have emerged to compete with or supplement mainstream civic engagement facilities. This is because these innovations provide affordable, real-time, many-to-many, customized, and less-regulated civic engagement capabilities. We have used multiple case studies to demonstrate the increasing impact of emerging mobile technologies on political participation. This study is particularly important for future research and initiatives that focus on improving civic participation using mobile technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation Management in the Networked Economy
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and Solutions - Proceedings of the 8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages9-16
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780975339374
StatePublished - 2007
Event8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Jun 20 2007Jun 22 2007

Publication series

NameInformation Management in the Networked Economy: Issues and Solutions - Proceedings of the 8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007

Conference

Conference8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period6/20/076/22/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Abdelaal, A. M., & Ali, H. H. (2007). M-democracy: A disruptive innovation for democracy-hungry groups. In Information Management in the Networked Economy: Issues and Solutions - Proceedings of the 8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007 (pp. 9-16). (Information Management in the Networked Economy: Issues and Solutions - Proceedings of the 8th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2007). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.