Vol 19 (2004)

Volume 19 contains a special section of three papers, as well as two regular articles. The special section, titled "IT Investments in Developing Countries" is guest edited by Narcyz Roztocki, James Pick and Carlos Navarrete. Their editorial introduction to the special issue can be found below. The special section includes three papers:

The first paper entitled “Global IT Expenditure Growth: An Empirical Investigation Across Some Developing Nations,” authored by Bagchi, Putnam and Tang, examines the use of different models, such as the S-curve, in order to explain the growth in IT spending across different countries. In addition, the study attempts to investigate if countries with rather low IT infrastructures allocate a higher percentage of their national income to IT budgets.

The second paper entitled “Evaluating Information Technology Investments in Emerging Economies Using Activity-Based Costing,” by Roztocki and Weistroffer, proposes a methodology for evaluating IT investments by integrating the value chain model with activity-based costing. This framework may benefit managers in developing countries to derive more business value from their limited resources available for IT investments. In addition, this paper may also benefit researchers examining the topic of IT productivity.

The third paper entitled “The Role of Enterprise System Implementation in International Joint Venture Development: Exploring the Relationship,” authored by Ding, examines the relationship between international joint ventures and the role of Enterprise Systems. This relationship is investigated using a case study approach and offers valuable insights into strategic and operational decision-making in developing countries.

The fourth paper in this issue by Gholami, Moshiri and Lee considers the role of ICTs in the productivity of manufacturing industries in Iran. Using a historical data set (1993-1999) that covers 22 industries, they extend the work of previous studies that have compared the ICT-productivity relationship, confirming the positive significant nature of this relationship.

In the fifth paper, Amitabh Dabla documents the development of IT policies in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh from 1994-2002, with special attention to the promotion of social and economic development. He notes that while certain sectors of the economy and population are able to benefit from these policies, many are not, and thus calls for redesign of the policies such that they are more inclusive, especially of the disadvantaged members of the population.

Table of Contents


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Introduction

IT Investments in Developing Countries: Editorial Introduction PDF
Narcyz Roztocki, James Pick, Carlos Navarrete # of downloads: 3364


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Research Papers

Global IT Expenditure Growth: An Empirical Investigation Across Some Developing Nations PDF
Kallol K. Bagchi, Karl Putnam, Zaiyong Tang # of downloads: 3926

Evaluating Information Technology Investments in Developing Economies Using Activity-Based Costing PDF
Narcyz Roztocki, Heinz Roland Weistroffer # of downloads: 7494

The Role of Enterprise System Implementation in International Joint Venture Development: Exploring the Relationship PDF
James Ding James Ding # of downloads: 3509

ICT and the Productivity of the Manufacturing Industries in Iran PDF
Roghieh Gholami, Saeed Moshiri, Sang-Yong Tom Lee # of downloads: 7910

The Role of Information Technology Policies in Promoting Social and Economic Development: The Case of the State of Andhra Pradesh, India PDF
Amitabh Dabla # of downloads: 4711



The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries.
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