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Title: The potential and use of electronic conferencing: a study of women's involvement in a global context
Authors: Fisher, Julie
Keywords: Teleconferences
Women
Water supply
Sanitation
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © Sage publications
Citation: FISHER, J., 2004. The potential and use of electronic conferencing: a study of women's involvement in a global context. Information Development, 20 (4), pp. 242 - 247
Abstract: One in five women surveyed report that they experience problems and disincentives relating to their participation in electronic conferences which are hosted on these lists. This paper aims to investigate the extent of the different rates of involvement between women and men and to explore some of the reasons for women's greater reluctance to take part in electronic discussions of this type. The findings are based on an initial exploratory survey of subscribers to six e-conferences focussing on water supply and sanitation issues. It provides learning points for those engaged in e-conference management and for the design of women-friendly e-conferences.
Description: This article is closed access, it was published in the journal Information Development [© Sage Publications]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266666904049423
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1177/0266666904049423
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9917
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266666904049423
ISSN: 0266-6669
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