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Who will implement information technology for development?

Show simple item record Korpela, M 2018-06-06T09:37:51Z 2018-06-06T09:37:51Z 1995
dc.identifier.citation Korpela M (1995) Who will implement information technology for development? South African Computer Journal, Number 15, 1995 en
dc.identifier.issn 2313-7835
dc.description.abstract There is a long, although thin, tradition of research on whether and how information technology (IT) can contribute to national development and basic human needs, particularly in developing countries (DCs). It is striking, however, that most of the recommendations in the literature have never been implemented. In this paper, the scientific literature on the "appropriateness" of IT is first briefly reviewed, and the concept of development discussed. Computer-related activities in Nigeria are then analysed and their potential /or "development" considered. In conclusion, it is maintained that all recommendations for "IT for development" will remain barren academic wishes unless the social forces for such IT will be identified and mobilised. The roles of IT professionals, end users, leadership and citizens/communities are discussed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Computer Society (SAICSIT) en
dc.subject Information technology en
dc.subject Socio-economic development en
dc.subject Africa en
dc.title Who will implement information technology for development? en
dc.type Article en

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