Vol 64 (2014)

Volume 64 of EJISDC contains nine papers.

In the first paper, Thapa and Saebo present a literature review in order to explore the links between ICT and Development in the context of developing countries, identifying the different theories applied and the role of technology in the development process. 

In the second paper, Shidende explores the use of defaulter tracing systems in Tanzania and illustrates how patient-centred systems are used at the grass-roots level.

In the third paper, El Deeb, Eldin and Kamel present a case study of Xceed, an Egyptian contact centre. They describe the progression of an Egyptian company from a local call center to an international provider of call center and data entry services, demonstrating the uniqueness of an Egyptian company managed by local expertise and competing at the global level.

In the fourth paper, Wamuyu examines the role of contextual (social and economic) factors on the uptake and continued use of m-money in Kenya. 

In the fifth paper, Adeniran and Johnston examine the levels and purposes of ICT utilisation within a sample of ICT-aware South African SMEs. The paper offers insights into the levels and purposes of ICT utilisation with implications for practitioners and academics.

In the sixth paper, Odit, Rwashana and Kituyi examine the antecedents and dynamics that influence strategic alignment of Health Information Systems (HIS) in Uganda with the aim of adequately addressing the complex IS design issues. HIS turn out to be used in a variety of ways including: locating substitute sources for medical commodities, reducing costs of handling orders as well as minimizing uncertainty in ordering lead time.

In the seventh paper, Kemppainen, Mpogole, Tedre and Chachage extend previous work to validate a tool that can be used for identifying potential risks in international development co-operation projects, drawing on evidence from 83 IT experts and leaders  in Tanzania.

In the eighth paper, Mooketsi and Chigona evaluate the perception of success of the implementation of an e-learning strategy in disadvantaged areas in South Africa. They contend that e-learning strategies are often deemed to have failed even though local stakeholders hold a contrary view, finding benefits in the same strategy.

In the ninth paper, Huong, Katsuhiro and Chi study the knowledge-bridging process of bridge System Engineers (bridge SEs) in the software offshore development context, drawing on evidence of a Japan to Vietnam software bridging project.

Table of Contents


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Research Papers

Exploring the Link between ICT and Development in the Context of Developing Countries: A Literature Review PDF
Devinder Thapa, Øystein Sæbø # of downloads: 317

Challenges in Implementing Patient-Centred Information Systems in Tanzania: An Activity Theory Perspective PDF
Nima Herman Shidende # of downloads: 188

The Quest for Global Expansion - Xceed Re-Visited PDF
May El Deeb, Amr Badr Eldin, Sherif H Kamel # of downloads: 60

The Role of Contextual Factors in the Uptake and Continuance of Mobile Money Usage in Kenya PDF
Patrick Kanyi Wamuyu # of downloads: 171

ICT Utilisation within Experienced South African Small and Medium Enterprises PDF
Tejumade V Adeniran, Kevin A Johnston # of downloads: 118

Antecedents and Dynamics for Strategic Alignment of Health Information Systems in Uganda PDF
Mary Celestine Adie Odit, Agnes Semwanga Rwashana, Geoffrey Mayoka Kituyi # of downloads: 93

Validated Risk Identification Tool for ICT in International Development Co-operation Projects PDF
Jyri Kemppainen, Hosea Mpogole, Matti Tedre, Bukaza Chachage # of downloads: 62

Different Shades of Success: Educator Perception of Government Strategy on E-Education in South Africa PDF
Bojelo Esther Mooketsi, Wallace Chigona # of downloads: 88

The Knowledge-Bridging Process in Software Offshoring from Japan to Vietnam PDF
Thu Huong Nguyen, Katsuhiro Umemoto, Hieu Chi Dam # of downloads: 79



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