Vol 68 (2015)

Volume 68 contains eight regular papers. In the first paper, Panek and Sobotova present two community mapping projects in urban areas of Nairobi and describe the advantages and disadvantages of the different methodologies used. They also explore the options for slum dwellers to map the areas where they live and the benefits of such mapping. Lastly, the authors discuss their vision for participatory mapping and participatory GIS, and their ideas on how to select the optimal mapping method.

In the second paper, Duffett investigates the influence of Facebook advertising on affective attitudes amongst Gen Y in South Africa (SA). The findings reveal a generally positive predisposition towards Facebook advertising vis-à-vis affective attitudes, which makes a noteworthy contribution to the limited social media research on hierarchy response theory in developing countries. 

In the third paper, Chitanana and Govender investigate the issue of how universities are managing utilisation of bandwidth in the face of increased Internet traffic in the era of ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) and increased digital content, with a particular focus on the situation in Zimbabwe. 

In the fourth paper, Aricat explores how the ideas of freedom and constraints are inherent to the phenomenon of adaptation. The author explores investigates "To what extent does migrants’ adaptation to the host country, including to its mobile ecosystem, ensure their freedom and to what extent the adaptation is a constraint for them?" and "How do various strategies of adaptation help migrants achieve development in social, economic and political domains?". These questions are answered in the context of low-skilled migrants from India and Bangladesh in Singapore.

In the fifth paper, Gareeb and Naicker to identify and rank all socio-psychological influences on South African SMEs at macro (institutional), meso (industrial) and micro (individual) levels to adopt and use broadband based Internet.  

In the sixth paper, Baumüller draws on the example of the price information and marketing service M-Farm in Kenya to empirically test the idea that mobile phone-enabled services that offer price information and market linkages could reduce farmers' uncertainty about expected profits, information asymmetries and market inefficiencies.

In the seventh paper, Garg and Choeu investigate the current level of e-commerce adoption and factors that motivate the adoption by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Pretoria East.

In the eighth paper, Naicker and Omer contribute a new model for assessing the performance of firms in their Knowledge Management (KM) endeavours, validating the model with survey data from 682 firms in South Africa.

Table of Contents


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Research Papers

Community Mapping in Urban Informal Settlements: Examples from Nairobi, Kenya PDF
Jiri Panek, Lenka Sobotova # of downloads: 153

Effect of Gen Y’s Affective Attitudes Towards Facebook Marketing Communications in South Africa PDF
Rodney Graeme Duffett # of downloads: 180

Bandwidth Management in the Era of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) PDF
Lockias Chitanana, Desmond Wesley Govender # of downloads: 120

Mobile Ecosystems among Low-skilled Migrants in Singapore: An Investigation into Mobile Usage Practices PDF
Rajiv G Aricat # of downloads: 89

Determinants for South African SMEs to Adopt Broadband Internet Technologies PDF
Prashil Gareeb, Visvanathan Naicker # of downloads: 165

Assessing the Role of Mobile Phones in Offering Price Information and Market Linkages: The Case of M-Farm in Kenya PDF
Heike Baumüller # of downloads: 131

The Adoption of Electronic Commerce by Small and Medium Enterprises in Pretoria East PDF
Ajay Garg, Thobeng Choeu # of downloads: 158

Measurement and Determining Factors affecting the Level of Knowledge Management PDF
Visvanathan Naicker, Nasraldine Omer # of downloads: 224



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