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The digital challenge : information technology in the development context

Author: S Krishna; Shirin Madon
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©2003
Series: Routledge revivals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This title was first published in 2003. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly being recognized as vital to the economic growth and global inclusion and participation of developing countries. This book brings together both academics and practitioners to provide a comprehensive and insightful overview of ICT and development around the world. It examines the role of IT in providing new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S Krishna; Shirin Madon
ISBN: 9781315196978 1315196972
OCLC Number: 1003909375
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Challenges of IT in the Development Context / S. Krishna and Shirin Madon --
1. Taking Culture Seriously: ICTs Culture and Development / Chris Westrup, Saheer Al Jaghoub, Heba El Sayed and Wei Liu --
2. Knowledge Perspectives on ICT and Development: What the Theory of Knowledge can Add / Justine Johnstone --
3. IT as an Institutional Actor in Developing Countries / Chrisanthi Avgerou --
4. ICT and Development: East is East and West is West and the Twain may yet Meet / Lars T. Soeftestad and Maung K. Sein --
5. Research Methodologies for Information Systems in the Development Context: A Tutorial / Geoff Walsham --
6. Information Systems in Global Organizations: Unpacking 'Culture' / Robert D. Galliers.
Series Title: Routledge revivals.
Responsibility: edited by S. Krishna, Shirin Madon.

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"This title was first published in 2003. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly being recognized as vital to the economic growth and global inclusion and participation of developing countries. This book brings together both academics and practitioners to provide a comprehensive and insightful overview of ICT and development around the world. It examines the role of IT in providing new economic and industrial opportunities, in increasing access to global information and communication, in assisting small cultural and ethnic groups to overcome disadvantages of physical distance and in catalysing initiatives towards democratic decentralization and empowerment of citizens. It also critically appraises major problems such as inappropriate focus and resource allocation, and of missed opportunities. By combining comparative case studies from Africa, South and East Asia, South America and Eastern Europe with theoretical analysis, this volume synthesizes a range of issues related to the evident tensions that exist for developing countries as they try to balance global and local priorities through the adoption and use of ICTs."--Provided by publisher.

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