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Discourses on Innovation and Development in Information Systems in Developing Countries Research

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580583
Published online September 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199580583.003.0029

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

Discourses on Innovation and Development in Information Systems in Developing Countries Research

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Information systems in developing countries (ISDC) research tends to focus on the development and implementation of information technology applications and the organizational changes associated with them. This article refers this object of study of ISDC research, as ‘IS innovation’ to convey the notion of novelty of experiences of IS implementation and the associated changes within the organization. This article presents two perspectives regarding the nature of the IS innovation process: as transfer and diffusion and as socially embedded action and draws relevant examples from the literature on IS implementation to demonstrate them. It then discusses the four discourses formed with examples from the literature on software industries in developing countries. Finally, it argues for the need to develop theoretical capabilities for studying IS innovation in relation to socio-economic contexts and to increase awareness and use of socio-economic development theory.

Keywords: developing countries; organizational changes; IS innovation; IS implementation; socio-economic theory

Article.  10252 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Knowledge Management ; International Business

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