Rui Ramos

PhD student

Research Overview

My research focuses on the informal commerce of Recife, Brazil and the particular role that ICT (Information and Communication Technology) plays out in the daily work activities of street traders, as well as by City Council officials on their pursuit to formalize this sector and on traders’ unions in their efforts to shape what formalisation is to become in practice.

Assembling 'difference' through digitized music: the case of urban piracy in Recife, Brazil
Ramos, R.R., Tarafdar, M., Hayes, N. 12/06/2016 In: 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016). Association for Information Systems p. 1-10. 10 p.
Conference contribution

Valuation assemblages within informal markets in the global south: the case of urban piracy in Recife, Brazil
Ramos, R.R., Hayes, N., Tarafdar, M. 6/04/2016
Conference paper

The formalising regime and its formalising technology: the case of informal trade in Recife, Brazil
Ramos, R.R., Hayes, N. 05/2015 In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP 9.4) Negombo, Sri Lanka, May 2015 (2015) . Oslo : Department of Informatics, University of Olso p. 643-653. 11 p.
Paper