CULTIVATING UNIVERSALISTIC AND SITUATED PERSPECTIVES IN THE AGE OF UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING: IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH
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This paper analyzes the tension between universalistic and situated perspectives particularly in terms of the forces driving each perspective as well as other forces constraining them. This concept is discussed in general, and then applied to a set of specific topics across the range of global IS concerns. The paper then examines the tension between these perspectives in investigating emerging topics in global information systems research and concludes providing some guidance in extending research in this area.