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The Effects of Infrastructure and Policy on E-Business in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

This study investigates experts’ assessments of the pertinent factors affecting e-business in developing countries from a theory-based national infrastructure perspective. We surveyed experts (business people, academicians, and officials of governmental and nongovernmental organizations) in e-business in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Continue reading

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Towards A Curriculum Adaptation Model for IS Undergraduate Education in sub-Saharan Africa

Improving information systems undergraduate education is an important measure for developing countries to take advantage of information and communication technologies for socio-economic development.

However, the current discourse on development of information systems education programmes in developing countries identifies a gap between proposed models for curriculum development and the adaptation to the local context. Continue reading

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A Framework Assessing E-Commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa

Over the past three decades, much of the continent of Africa has been viewed as the “forgotten continent”. With her many problems of hunger, epidemics, war, and other related socio-economic problems, the diffusion of the Internet and related technologies might be the last thing to be associated with Africa. Continue reading

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An Overview of Potential Factors for Effective Telemedicine Transfer to Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper gives an overview of core factors mitigating effective transfer of TeleMedicine to Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as a capability for improving the extremely poor state of healthcare delivery systems in that region of the world. Using specific examples of TeleMedicine applications, such as in TeleRadiology and health education, the paper highlights the importance of TeleMedicine in SSA. Continue reading

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Exploratory factors of consumer uses of mobile information and communications technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Using theories of technology acceptance and technology transfer, we identified factors affecting the use of mobile information and communication technology (mobile ICT) in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), specifically sub-Saharan Africa. From a literature review, we developed a research model to describe factors that impact mobile ICT use and formulated a series of hypotheses about them. Continue reading

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TeleDemocracy in Developing Countries: A Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

The governance problems that most African countries have experienced since independence is nothing new and has received intensive coverage in the press worldwide. A fundamental cause of governance problems in Africa may have been the disinformation of a vast majority of the region’s population owing to inadequate and poor information infrastructure. Continue reading

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IT Education and Workforce Participation: A New Era for Women in Kenya

While Sub-Saharan Africa women have historically assumed the role as both housewives and subsistence farmers, the reality is that these women have few opportunities to become a strong and viable part of modern economies in that region. However, this trend is changing with the exponential growth of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) globally, giving many historically poor and/or un-educated women access to computers, the Internet and other related technologies. Continue reading

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