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How to scale ICT4D projects: a salience stakeholder perspective
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
University of Agder.
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Montego Bay, Jamaica, May 2013, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on how the salient role of stakeholders influences scalability in information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) projects. Studies show that pilot ICT4D projects often fail to scale due to lack of transfer of salience from salient stakeholders in the pilot study to stakeholders in replicated instances. To explore the role of saliency, the paper employed the stakeholder theory. An exploratory case study in rural mountain areas of Nepal is conducted, focusing on the Nepal Wireless Network Project (NWNP). Despite a seemingly similar point of departure the project’s success varied dramatically from one village to another. A main explanatory factor is the differences in the salient roles of stakeholders. The study contributes to the discourse on the scalability of ICT4D projects by identifying the roles of salient stakeholders and potential stakeholders.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-27294Local ID: 0b3c6b02-ed8c-4b63-9dc1-671d01352945OAI: diva2:1000477
International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries : 19/05/2013 - 22/05/2013
Godkänd; 2013; 20130312 (devtha)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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