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IDPM Working papers

Development Informatics: Working Papers

Series Editor: Dr Richard Heeks

Instructions

Working papers are available for download both in PDF format and as a zipped MS Word file.

Short papers and briefing papers are available in PDF format.

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Working Papers

Number Title
52/2013 Understanding e-Waste Management in Developing Countries: Building Sustainability in the Indian ICT Sector (Richard Heeks, Logakanthi Subramanian & Carys Jones)
51/2013 ICTs and Social Movements under Authoritarian Regimes: An Actor-Network Perspective (Richard Heeks & Ryoung Seo-Zindy)
50/2012 Mobile Phones for Agricultural and Rural Development: A Literature Review and Future Research Directions (Richard Duncombe).
49/2012 Women’s ICT Sector Employment in Developing Countries: Dualism of Rhetoric vs. Reality in the Case of Sri Lanka (Sharon Morgan).
48/2012 Understanding Mobile Phone Impact on Livelihoods in Developing Countries: A New Research Framework (Richard Duncombe).
47/2011 Can a Process Approach Improve ICT4D Project Success? (Matthew Walton & Richard Heeks).
46/2011 ICTs and Informal Learning in Developing Countries (Christopher Foster).
45/2010 Explaining ERP Failure in Developing Countries: A Jordanian Case Study (Ala'a Hawari & Richard Heeks).
44/2010 A New ICT Maturity Model for Education Institutions in Developing Countries (Julian M. Bass).
43/2009 Internet Usage Under Authoritarian Regimes: Conviviality, Community, Blogging and Online Campaigning in Iran (Aghil Ameripour, Brian Nicholson & Michael Newman).
42/2009 The ICT4D 2.0 Manifesto: Where Next for ICTs and International Development? (Richard Heeks).
41/2009 Assessing the Potential for Mobile Payments in Africa: Approaches and Evidence from Uganda (Richard Duncombe).
40/2009 Analysing the Mobile Telecommunications Market in a Developing Country: A Socio-Technical Perspective on Pakistan (Ping Gao & Adnan Rafiq).
39/2009 Impact Assessment of Mobile Phones on Development: Concepts, Methods and Lessons for Practice (Richard Duncombe).
38/2009 Remoteness, Exclusion and Telecentres in Mountain Regions: Analysing ICT-Based "Information Chains" in Pazos, Peru (Richard Heeks & Laura León Kanashiro).
37/2009 Mobile Phones and Financial Services in Developing Countries: A Review of Concepts, Methods, Issues, Evidence and Future Research Directions (Richard Duncombe & Richard Boateng).
36/2009 Impact Assessment of ICT-for-Development Projects: A Compendium of Approaches (Richard Heeks & Alemayehu Molla).
35/2008 Analyzing Telecentres Using Postcolonial Theory (Savita Bailur).
34/2008 Conceptualising Information Culture in Developing Countries (Yingqin Zheng & Richard Heeks).
33/2008 Nation States, Networks of Flows and ICT-Enabled Development: Learning from Jordan (Chris Westrup & Saheer Al-Jaghoub).
32/2008 Current Analysis and Future Research Agenda on "Gold Farming": Real-World Production in Developing Countries for the Virtual Economies of Online Games (Richard Heeks).
31/2008 Deconstructing Community Participation in Telecentre Projects (Savita Bailur).
30/2008 Researching ICT-Based Enterprise in Developing Countries: Analytical Tools and Models (Richard Heeks).
29/2007 Mobile Telephony and Developing Country Micro-Enterprise: A Nigerian Case Study (Abi Jagun, Richard Heeks & Jason Whalley).
28/2006 Analysing the Organisational Risk and Change of CMM Software Process Improvement in a Nearshoring Firm (Martha Marcias-Garza and Richard Heeks).
27/2006 Analysing ICT Applications for Poverty Reduction via Micro-enterprise Using the Livelihoods Framework (Richard Duncombe).
26/2006 SMEs and E-commerce in Developing Countries: Frameworks for Assessing the Role of Change Agents (Richard Duncombe and Alemayehu Molla).
25/2006 Analysing the Software Sector in Developing Countries Using Competitive Advantage Theory (Richard Heeks).
24/2005 Success and Failure of ERP Technology Transfer: A Framework for Analysing Congruence of Host and System Cultures (Alemayehu Molla and Ioannis Loukis).
23/2005 Human Resource Development Policy in the Context of Software Exports: Case Evidence from Costa Rica (Brian Nicholson & Sundeep Sahay).
22/2005 Exploring the Reality of eCommerce Benefits Among Businesses in a Developing Country (Alemayehu Molla).
21/2004 A Profile of Nigeria's Software Industry (H. Abimbola Soriyan and R. Heeks).
20/2004 ICT Initiatives, Women and Work in Developing Countries: Reinforcing or Changing Gender Inequalities in South India? (Shoba Arun, Richard Heeks and Sharon Morgan) .
19/2004 Growth and Formalisation of Information Systems in Developing Country SMEs (Richard Duncombe).
18/2004 The Impact of eReadiness on eCommerce Success in Developing Countries: Firm-Level Evidence (Alemayehu Molla).
17/2003 Uncertainty and Coordination in Global Software Projects: A UK/India-Centred Case Study (Su-Ying Lai, Richard Heeks & Brian Nicholson).
16/2003 Knowledge and Learning in Online Networks in Development: A Social Capital Perspective (Sarah Cummings, Richard Heeks & Marleen Huysman).
15/2003 Building Iran's Software Industry: An Assessment of Plans and Prospects Using the Software Export Success Model (Brian Nicholson & Sundeep Sahay).
14/2003 Information Management Strategy Formation in Northern Development NGOs (Michael Schueber).
13/2002 An Information Systems Perspective on Ethical Trade and Self-Regulation (Richard Duncombe & Richard Heeks).
12/2002 Software Export Success Factors and Strategies in Developing and Transitional Economies (Richard Heeks & Brian Nicholson).
11/2002 Failure, Success and Improvisation of Information Systems Projects in Developing Countries (Richard Heeks).
10a/2002 The Economics of ICTs and Global Inequality: Convergence or Divergence for Developing Countries? (Richard Heeks & Charles Kenny)
10/2002 Themes and Issues in Telecentre Sustainability (Raul Roman & Royal D. Colle).
9/2000 Synching or Sinking: Trajectories and Strategies in Global Software Outsourcing Relationships (Richard Heeks, S. Krishna, Brian Nicholson & Sundeep Sahay).
8/2000 International NGOs: Networking, Information Flows and Learning (Shirin Madon).
7/1999 Information, ICTs and Small Enterprise: Lessons from Botswana (Richard Duncombe & Richard Heeks).
6/1999 Software Strategies in Developing Countries (Richard Heeks).
5/1999 Information and Communication Technologies, Poverty and Development (Richard Heeks).
4/1999 The Tyranny of Participation in Information Systems: Learning from Development Projects (Richard Heeks).
3/1998 The Uneven Profile of Indian Software Exports (Richard Heeks).
2/1998 Romania's Hardware and Software Industry: Building IT Policy and Capabilities in a Transitional Economy (Mihaiela Grundey & Richard Heeks).
1/1998 Evaluation of Donor-Funded Information Technology Transfer Projects in China: A Lifecycle Approach (Erik Baark & Richard Heeks).

Short Papers and Briefing Papers

Please note: the links below lead directly to a PDF version of the papers.

DIG eDevelopment Briefings

Number Title
14/2010
(173KB)
Delivering Coherent ICT Policies in Developing Countries (Richard Heeks, Ping Gao & Angelica Ospina).
13/2008
(149KB)
Online "Gold Farming": Developing-Country Production for Virtual Gameworlds (Richard Heeks ).
12/2007
(34KB)
m-Development: Current Issues and Research Priorities (Richard Heeks & Abi Jagun).
11/2005
(30KB)
World Summit on the Information Society: What Did it Achieve for ICTs and Development, What Did it Ignore? (Richard Heeks).
10/2005
(34KB)
Sustainability and the Future of eDevelopment (Richard Heeks).
9/2005
(36KB)
Social Outsourcing of IT Services (Richard Heeks).
8/2005
(40KB)
Offshoring to Africa (Richard Heeks).
7/2005
(41KB)
Overestimating the Global Digital Divide (Richard Heeks).
6/2005
(32KB)
Is the Communication/Rights Agenda Damaging eDevelopment? (Richard Heeks).
5/2005
(34KB)
Foundations of ICTs in Development: Pushing and Pulling (Richard Heeks).
4/2005
(28KB)
Foundations of ICTs in Development: The Onion-Ring Model (Richard Heeks).
3/2005
(37KB)
Foundations of ICTs in Development: The Information Chain (Richard Heeks).
2/2005
(37KB)
Reframing the Role of Telecentres in Development (Richard Heeks).
1/2005
(32KB)
Free and Open Source Software: A Blind Alley for Developing Countries? (Richard Heeks).

Short Papers

Number Title
12/2012
(185KB)
A Model for Assessing IT Impact Sourcing Relationships (Sheng Lu, Brian Nicholson & Richard Heeks).
11/2010
(182KB)
Development 2.0: Transformative ICT-Enabled Development Models and Impacts (Richard Heeks).
10/2009
(45KB)
ICTs and the World's Bottom Billion (Richard Heeks).
9/2008
(77KB)
Challenging Conventional Views on Mobile Telecommunications Investment: Evidence from Conflict Zones (Agnieszka Konkel & Richard Heeks).
8/2008
(55KB)
Computer Games and Developing Countries: A Research Agenda (Richard Heeks).
7/2005
(42KB)
ICTs and the MDGs: On the Wrong Track? (Richard Heeks).
6/2001
(36KB)
"What Did Giddens And Latour Ever Do For Us?": Academic Writings on Information Systems and Development (Richard Heeks).
5/2000
(24KB)
Lessons for Development from the New Economy (Richard Heeks).
4/2000
(44KB)
Analysing E-commerce for Development (Richard Heeks).
3/1998
(25KB)
Myths of Software Development in Developing Countries (Richard Heeks).
2/1998
(32KB)
Getting the Most from IT Training Courses for Africa (Richard Heeks).
1/1998
(48KB)
Information Systems Without Information Technology (Richard Heeks).

 

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