Sharing mechanisms for information technology in developing countries, social capital and quality of life

M.J. James

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Abstract

For the majority of those living in developing countries (especially in the rural areas) sharing may be the only means of obtaining access to IT. Oddly, however, no-one has viewed ‘IT for development’ specifically from this point of view for the Internet, computers and mobile phones. A good beginning, it seems to me, is to make an analytical classification of existing sharing mechanisms so that they can be compared and contrasted. In so doing I rely partly on the relationship between information technology, social capital and quality of life in developing countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-59
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Volume94
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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