ICTs in an Ageing Society: an Overview of Emerging Research Streams

Francesca Ricciardi

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Because of the paramount demographic changes involving the western world, the so-called “Information Society” is going to be also an “Ageing Society”. Severe problems are emerging, involving for example the pension system, the healthcare system, or the labor market. Of course, ICTs and IS are called to ac-tion in this scenario. How are the researchers addressing the issue of the techno-logical needs in an ageing world? To answer this question, a systematic Literature Survey was conducted, during which 419 papers and books were identified and analyzed in their disciplinary approaches and main outcomes. What came out is that whilst the issue of the technological needs of our ageing society is quite thoroughly investigated from other disciplinary fields, such as Medicine or Engineering or Human-Computer Interaction studies, it is quite overlooked by Organizational Studies. A new brief Research Agenda, identifying some possible new Research Questions about this topic for Information Systems/Organizational Studies researchers, is the outcome of this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement of the Interconnected World
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Italian Association for Information Systems (ItAIS) - Olbia
Duration: 2 Oct 20093 Oct 2009


ConferenceThe Italian Association for Information Systems (ItAIS)


  • ICT
  • information systems
  • literature review
  • organizational challenges
  • population ageing
  • research agenda


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