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This talk focuses on the rise of new online organisational forms utilising Information Systems that empower the poor and under-served through economic development, political change and social goods.
Through case studies of three Silicon Valley Online Social Entrepreneurial Enterprise Startups (OSEES), and their founding leadership, I focus upon the legitimation of new organizational models enabled by information platforms for social benefit. OSEES are part of an emerging social benefit network, an increasingly popular cause in Silicon Valley, which has evolved through high level of online social networking and physical mash-ups, boot-camps, annual awards, conferences at major local universities, events and high profile support from leading hi-tech corporations, foundations and philanthro-capitalist within Silicon Valley.
Presented by the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT.
Speaker: Paul Braund, Research Fellow.
Discussant: Supriya Singh, Professor of Sociology of Communications, RMIT School of Business and Law.