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Africa's information revolution : technical regimes and production networks in South Africa and Tanzania

Author: James T Murphy; Pádraig Risteard Carmody
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Confronts current information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) discourse by providing a counter to largely optimistic mainstream perspectives on Africa's prospects for m- and e-development"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Murphy, James T.
Africa's information revolution.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015
(DLC) 2015000739
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James T Murphy; Pádraig Risteard Carmody
ISBN: 9781118751305 1118751302 9781118751312 1118751310
OCLC Number: 903436633
Notes: Machine generated contents note: Series Editors' Preface viii Acknowledgements ix Abbreviations xi Introduction xiii 1 ICT4D: The Making of a Neoliberalized Meta-discourse (with Bjoern Surborg) 1 2 ICTs and Economic Development in Africa: Theorizing Channels, Assessing Impacts 25 3 ICTs, Industrial Change, and Globalization in Africa: A Conceptual Framework 47 4 ICTs in Action: SMMEs and Industrial Change in South Africa and Tanzania 73 5 ICT Integration, Sociotechnical Regimes, and Global Production Networks 113 6 Downgrading and Differentiation in African SMMEs 147 7 Emerging Regime and GPN Configurations: Neo-intermediation and ICT-enabled Extraversion (with Bjoern Surborg) 176 8 Conclusion 200 References 215 Index 243.
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Contents: Series Editors Preface viii Acknowledgements ix Abbreviations xi Introduction xiii 1 ICT4D: The Making of a Neoliberalized Meta-discourse (with Bjoern Surborg) 1 2 ICTs and Economic Development in Africa: Theorizing Channels, Assessing Impacts 25 3 ICTs, Industrial Change, and Globalization in Africa: A Conceptual Framework 47 4 ICTs in Action: SMMEs and Industrial Change in South Africa and Tanzania 73 5 ICT Integration, Sociotechnical Regimes, and Global Production Networks 113 6 Downgrading and Differentiation in African SMMEs 147 7 Emerging Regime and GPN Configurations: Neo-intermediation and ICT-enabled Extraversion (with Bjoern Surborg) 176 8 Conclusion 200 References 215 Index 243
Responsibility: James T. Murphy, Padraig Carmody.

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