The Tech-Enabled Neighborhood: Findings from an experience in Tecámac, Mexico

  • Victor M. Gonzalez
  • Kenneth Kraemer
  • Luis A. Castro
  • Alladi Venkatesh
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 241)


Following worldwide tendencies, the patterns of usage of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Mexico are being influenced by increasing affordability. In this work we present the results of a study on the use and adoption of ICTs to support daily life in residential communities conducted in Tecamac, Mexico. There, neighbors were provided with computers and broadband internet access as part of the facilities. The study consists of analysis of interviews conducted in situ with members of the community. We mainly discuss incidents and situations beyond and around the use of technology such as the services neighbors need when moving in. This study provides some insights for the design and deployment of technology in real communities on a large scale.


Mexico City Online Shopping Housing Development Front Door Residential Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor M. Gonzalez
    • 1
  • Kenneth Kraemer
    • 2
  • Luis A. Castro
    • 1
  • Alladi Venkatesh
    • 2
  1. 1.Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Paul Merage School of BusinessUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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