Vol 46 (2011)

Volume 46 is a regular issue of EJISDC with six papers.

In the first paper, Clark and Gomez analyse the role of user fees and other critical barriers in the use of computers in public access venues in 25 developing countries. Results suggest that the digital literacy of staff and local relevance of content may be more important than fees in determining user preference for public access venues.

In the second paper, Shapiro and Yates describe the application of the principles to establish a sustainable legal information system in Azerbaijan. This USAID-funded project was undertaken from 2004-2006. Modifications to the plan, based on local conditions, and lessons learned are discussed in detail. The key individual and team performance issues that must be addressed to successfully sustain a legal information system in a developing country are discussed in detail.

In the third paper, Cavalheiro, Joia, Welke and Dahanayake report on large-scale service transformation in the social security system in Brazil accruing from the use of ICT. Both an historical overview of pre-reengineering experiences and a functional analysis of ICT solutions are provided.

In the fourth paper, Rabayah and Qalalwi explore the use and impact of mobile telephony on the performance of companies in Palestine. Based on a large scale survey of all sizes of enterprises, the authors find that mobile phones have meaningfully enhanced internal processes and the overall value chain. Most notably, mobile phones were effective in bridging the information and connectivity gap businesses in developing countries ordinarily suffer.

In the fifth paper, Supramaniam and Kuppusamy examine critical success factors for Enterprise Resource Planning systems based on a survey of firms (n=151) in Malaysia. Recommendations for practice are given.

In the sixth paper, Chigona and Mooketsi, using the Habermasian theory of Communicative Action as a theoretical lens, study the media discourse of the Khanya Project - a flagship ICT for education project in South Africa. The findings substantiate previous research on media discourse that found that media discourse pushes propaganda to the effect that technological uptake and adoption is crucial and inevitable.

Table of Contents

In this Volume, the downloads# is the total number of downloads since publication.


The negligible role of fees as a barrier to public access computing in developing countries PDF
Melody Clark, Ricardo Gomez # of downloads: 4532

Establishing A Sustainable Legal Information System In Azerbaijan: A Case Study PDF
Charles E. Shapiro, Kenneth A Yates # of downloads: 2725

ICT-Driven Public Service Transformation in the Brazilian Social Security System PDF
Gabriel Marcuzzo do Canto Cavalheiro, Luiz A Joia, Richard Welke, Ajantha Dahanayake # of downloads: 2857

The Impact of Mobile Telephony on Developing Countries Enterprises: A Palestinian Case Study PDF
Khalid Rabayah, Khalid Qalalwi # of downloads: 4162

Analysis of Critical Factors in Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning Systems in Malaysian Business Firms PDF
Mahadevan Supramaniam, Mudiarasan Kuppusamy # of downloads: 2946

In the Eyes of the Media: Discourse of an ICT4D Project in a Developing Country PDF
Bojelo Esther Mooketsi, Wallace Chigona # of downloads: 2958

The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries.
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