Information Systems in Developing Countries

Information Systems in Developing Countries

In this volume, we go beyond the theoretical, the polemical and the philosophical to consider practical issues as they are encountered by stakeholders in the developing country context. 15 author teams explore key issues organized into four ...

Author: Robert M. DAVISON

Publisher: City University of HK Press

ISBN: 9789629371104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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In this volume, we go beyond the theoretical, the polemical and the philosophical to consider practical issues as they are encountered by stakeholders in the developing country context. 15 author teams explore key issues organized into four sections: (1) Theoretical Background and Culture; (2) Telecentres; (3) Applications; and (4) Key Concepts with Country Specific Studies. Examples of these applications are also described in chapters about Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Fiji, India and Thailand. Published by City University of Hong Kong Press. 香港城市大學出版社出版。
Categories: Business & Economics

Managing Computer Based Information Systems in Developing Countries

Managing Computer Based Information Systems in Developing Countries

Prerequisite : MIS 301 MIS 401 - Business Systems Analysis and DESIGN II ( 3-0-3 ) Emphasis is on development of computerized business systems through use ...

Author: Abdullah H. Al-Abdul-Gader

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1878289497

Category: Computers

Page: 175

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Managing Computer-Based Information Systems in Developing Countries: A Cultural Perspective analyzes computer-based infromation systems in the Arab Gulf Countries, starting with an analysis of culturally oriented perceptions and attitudes. It treats the issue of CBIS diffusion into the AGC with consideration to its vast potential of strategic, tactical and operational demands of the region.
Categories: Computers

Information Technology in Context Studies from the Perspective of Developing Countries

Information Technology in Context  Studies from the Perspective of Developing Countries

The text thus emphasizes the importance of context in examining the role and value of IT in the developing countries.

Author: Chrisanthi Avgerou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351741132

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This title was first published in 2000. A discussion of information technology (IT) in developing countries. The contributors can be considered to share the following set of broad premises: information and communication technologies, and related systems, have significant potential to aid the economic growth and improvement of social conditions in the developing world; however, such potential is not released by simply transferring technologies and processes from advanced economies; in order to better serve development needs, people involved with the design, implementation and management of IT-related projects and systems in developing countries must improve their capacity to address the specific contextual characteristics of the organization, sector, country or region within which their work is located. The text thus emphasizes the importance of context in examining the role and value of IT in the developing countries. It focuses attention on the fusion of the activities of "professionals" (technical experts, managers, policy makers) and "users" (more broadly, all other groups affecting or affected by the technologies and systems), with the intention of facilitating locally meaningful and effective change.
Categories: Social Science

Learning with Information Systems

Learning with Information Systems

Issues of sustainability of information systems, participation in systems design and user ownership of systems are all examined. This book does not attempt to be prescriptive for all contexts nor does it focus on any particular technology.

Author: Simon Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134845217

Category: Education

Page: 248

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In Learning with Information Systems the author takes the developing world as the context and through a series of case studies develops a commonly used systems analysis methodology. He demonstrates how this methodology can evolve and adapt as new ideas become prominent. Issues of sustainability of information systems, participation in systems design and user ownership of systems are all examined. This book does not attempt to be prescriptive for all contexts nor does it focus on any particular technology. It addresses the essential questions and promises practical approaches which will help in the avoidance of the worst forms of disaster associated with the planning of information systems for developing countries.
Categories: Education

Sustainability of Information Systems in Developing Countries

Sustainability of Information Systems in Developing Countries

Due to reasons related to their own respective development priorities, ... and develop sustainable information systems in developing countries with the ...

Author: Salim Agha (Syed.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016034816

Category: Information resources management

Page: 131

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Report of a study to examine the concept of sustainability in information systems and to determine its feasibility; to study ways, means and methods employed by information systems to attain sustainability; and to suggest how sustainability features could be built into IDRC-supported projects, eventually enabling them to attain either partial or whole sustainability. Information was gathered through a questionnaire survey, a study of the project completion reports, visits to information systems in the Caribbean and North America, a delphi survey, and a literature analysis.
Categories: Information resources management

Gender Information Technology and Developing Countries

Gender  Information Technology  and Developing Countries

Globalization has had a significant impact on women's work in information technology in developing countries . In the first phase of industrialization in ...

Author: Nancy J. Hafkin

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111092511

Category: Digital divide

Page: 121

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Categories: Digital divide

Handbook of Research on Managing Information Systems in Developing Economies

Handbook of Research on Managing Information Systems in Developing Economies

The Handbook of Research on Managing Information Systems in Developing Economies is a pivotal reference source that explores the effects of technological data handling within developing economies.

Author: Boateng, Richard

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799826118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 695

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Technology provides accessibility otherwise unavailable to the people who can benefit from it the most. As new digital tools become less expensive and more widely available, research and real-world cases that examine the union between emergent countries and information systems are essential in determining the next steps for these nations. The Handbook of Research on Managing Information Systems in Developing Economies is a pivotal reference source that explores the effects of technological data handling within developing economies. Covering a broad range of topics such as emerging digital technologies, socio-economic development, and technology startups, this book is ideally designed for software programmers, policymakers, practitioners, educators, academicians, students, and researchers.
Categories: Business & Economics

Specific legal issues affecting the implementation of computer based information systems in the developing countries A critical review of literature

Specific legal issues affecting the implementation of computer based information systems in the developing countries  A critical review of literature

Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Engineering - Computer Engineering, , language: English, abstract: Implementation of computer-based information systems (CBIS) has become increasingly important due to the growing reliance on new ...

Author: Daniel Kinyanjui

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668329485

Category: Computers

Page: 9

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Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Engineering - Computer Engineering, , language: English, abstract: Implementation of computer-based information systems (CBIS) has become increasingly important due to the growing reliance on new technologies by organisations in their operations and service delivery. There has also been realization by individuals and businesses of the inevitability of delivering value-added services without computerized systems. Despite this awareness and the apparent growing readiness to deploy computer-based systems, there still exists a myriad of perennial challenges inhibiting the implementation of these systems. Using insights from previous studies, the paper sums up the legal issues that have been acknowledged by various scholars as major obstacles to the implementation of CBIS in developing countries.
Categories: Computers

E Infrastructures and E Services on Developing Countries

E Infrastructures and E Services on Developing Countries

Dada, D.: The failure of e-government in developing countries: A literature review. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries 26, ...

Author: Adolfo Villafiorita

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642127014

Category: Computers

Page: 127

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The first edition of a conference is a significant organizational and scientific gamble. In some cases, these challenges are rewarded by results well above the initial expec- tions. AFRICOMM 2009, the First International ICST Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries, was clearly one of such cases. The conference aimed at bringing together international researchers, public of- cers, policy makers and practitioners in ICT to discuss issues and trends, recent research, innovation advances, and on-the-field experiences related to e-Government, e-Governance, e-Infrastructure, and e-Business, with a focus on developing countries. It is in fact widely accepted that ICT Infrastructure and (e-*)services are key drivers for development, well-being, and improved quality of life. This was also highlighted by Kofi Annan, former UN General Secretary, in 2002: “While ICT cannot address all of [Africa's] problems, they can do much to place Africa on a firmer industrial footing. . . and strengthen the continent's human resources, with training that leads to sustainable livelihoods. ” AFRICOMM 2009 was organized in three tracks: two of them organized as Research Tracks, on Information and Communication Infrastructures and on e- Services for Developing Countries, and one Policy and Governance Track. Contri- tions to the first two tracks were selected by peer-review, while the policies session involved key stakeholders in the areas of ICT, development, and policy making who submitted position papers. Participation and selection of papers for the tracks was quite good.
Categories: Computers

The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems

The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems

The Global Information Technology Report 2008–2009: Mobility in a Networked ... 'Information Systems and Developing Countries: Failure, Success and Local ...

Author: Robert D Galliers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199580583

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 725

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This Handbook provides critical, interdisciplinary contributions from leading international academics on the theory and methodology, practical applications, and broader context of Management Information Systems, as well as offering potential avenues for future research
Categories: Business & Economics

Introducing Financial Management Information Systems in Developing Countries

Introducing Financial Management Information Systems in Developing Countries

In the past decade, developing countries (DCs) have been encouraged to reform their public expenditure management systems and have increasingly embarked on major projects to computerize their government operations.

Author: Pokar Khemani

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: IND:30000109931356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

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In the past decade, developing countries (DCs) have been encouraged to reform their public expenditure management systems and have increasingly embarked on major projects to computerize their government operations. Most popular among these have been projects to computerize government accounting and payment operations, by introducing government financial management information systems (FMISs). This paper investigates the reason for almost universal failure to implement and sustain FMISs in DCs. It starts with a review of the "received wisdom" in implementing these projects, and then analyzes problems in its application in the DC context to identify key factors to explain why FMIS projects have been so problematic. Based on the identified negative factors, suggestions for addressing them are offered in the hope of improving success rates.
Categories: Business & Economics

Developing Maternal Health Decision Support Systems in Developing Countries

Developing Maternal Health Decision Support Systems in Developing Countries

BACIS PROGRAM IN RELATION TO OTHER E-HEALTH INTERVENTIONS Just to recap, below are the five levels of maturity of information systems of a country adopted ...

Author: Vincent Mzazi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799839590

Category: Medical

Page: 286

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"This authored book shares experiences and data on design and implementation of clinical decision support systems in developing countries, contributing to the knowledge base of public health systems and offering possible future research directions"--
Categories: Medical