IS/IT in Developing and Emerging Economies
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Keystone, Colorado, August 9th-12th 2007
7 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2007
In spite of the rapid growth many developing and emerging economies are experiencing, with much of this growth supported by information technology (IT), published research dealing with IT in developing economies is still very limited. The objective of this paper is to direct attention to this apparent gap and provide an overview of the issues related to information systems (IS) and IT specifically in developing and emerging economies. Business and social conditions specific to developing and emerging economies and their potential effects on IS/IT implementations are discussed. After a brief review of papers presented at previous AMCIS conferences, some research areas that seem particularly in need of more attention are identified.
Keywords: Developing country, emerging economy, information systems, information technology
JEL Classification: O00
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