An Interpretive Study of Gender Differences in the Use of Farm Management Software

Dale Mackrell, Liisa von Hellens

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This paper reports on an interpretive case study which seeks to contribute to an understanding of the interaction between agricultural decision support systems (DSS) and women’s roles as farm partners on Australian family cotton farms. More specifically, this paper provides advice to software designers and developers on how to make farm management software more suitable for the diverse farming community by exploring the social aspects of gender differences in farm management and technology use. The study reveals growing support for the theory of individual gender differences in situations where women growers perform certain tasks to which they are neither essentially
predisposed nor socially compelled. In so doing, they enhance their value as members of the family farm management team.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication31st Information Systems Research Seminar (IRIS)
Place of PublicationSweden
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Information Systems Research Seminar (IRIS) - , Sweden
Duration: 1 Aug 2008 → …


Conference31st Information Systems Research Seminar (IRIS)
Period1/08/08 → …


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