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Information technology in context: studies from the perspective of developing countries

Contributor(s): Avgerou, Chrisanthi [Editor] | Walsham, Geoff [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Routledge 2017Description: xv, 303 p.ISBN: 9781138733183.Subject(s): Information technology - Developing countries | Technology and state - Developing countries | Information technology | Computers - Computer Literacy | Computers - Computer Science | Computers - Data Processing | Computers - Hardware - General | Computers - Information Technology | Computers - Machine Theory | Computers - ReferenceDDC classification: 004.91724 Summary: Many information technology development projects and policy initiatives for the implementation of information and communication technology in developing countries seem to ignore the fact that the process of implementing such systems is closely linked with the social processes of the area involved. This book uses a wide range of case studies from throughout the developing world to illustrate the importance of context. It elaborates on the organizational, national and sectoral contextual aspects that are implicated in the development and use of information systems and uses a broadly 'interpretive' approach, reporting on the experiences and perceptions of all those involved in the process. The contributors bring together a variety of theoretical perspectives providing a broad analysis of IT development in context. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=558305
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Many information technology development projects and policy initiatives for the implementation of information and communication technology in developing countries seem to ignore the fact that the process of implementing such systems is closely linked with the social processes of the area involved. This book uses a wide range of case studies from throughout the developing world to illustrate the importance of context. It elaborates on the organizational, national and sectoral contextual aspects that are implicated in the development and use of information systems and uses a broadly 'interpretive' approach, reporting on the experiences and perceptions of all those involved in the process. The contributors bring together a variety of theoretical perspectives providing a broad analysis of IT development in context.


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