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Information technology and mass poverty

Information technology and mass poverty If information technology IT is to have a mass impact on those living in rural areas of developing countries, it cannot occur on the basis of ownership as it does in rich countries. Instead, it is to institutional innovations in and for developing countries, that one needs to look at. Two basic forms of innovation are identified one which allows use of IT without ownership and the other which permits the benefits of IT to reach those who make no individual use of it. Either way, however, successful institutional innovations require a thicket of interactions between local actors, rather than interventions from foreign agencies at least in the initial phase. Three case studies were used to illustrate these components of what I feel is an emerging paradigm of IT and rural development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Development Issues Emerald Publishing

Information technology and mass poverty

International Journal of Development Issues , Volume 5 (1): 23 – Jan 1, 2006

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1446-8956
DOI
10.1108/eb045860
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Abstract

If information technology IT is to have a mass impact on those living in rural areas of developing countries, it cannot occur on the basis of ownership as it does in rich countries. Instead, it is to institutional innovations in and for developing countries, that one needs to look at. Two basic forms of innovation are identified one which allows use of IT without ownership and the other which permits the benefits of IT to reach those who make no individual use of it. Either way, however, successful institutional innovations require a thicket of interactions between local actors, rather than interventions from foreign agencies at least in the initial phase. Three case studies were used to illustrate these components of what I feel is an emerging paradigm of IT and rural development.

Journal

International Journal of Development IssuesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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