Affordability Issues Surrounding the Use of ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction

Affordability Issues Surrounding the Use of ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction

Sam Takavarasha Jr. (University of Fort Hare, South Africa & University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe) and Carl Adams (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Release Date: February, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 319|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3179-1
ISBN13: 9781522531791|ISBN10: 1522531793|EISBN13: 9781522531807


As the world becomes digitalized, developing countries are starting to see an increase in technological advancements being integrated into their society. These advancements are creating opportunities to improve both the economy and the lives of people within these areas.

Affordability Issues Surrounding the Use of ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction is a relevant scholarly publication that examines the importance of information and communications technology (ICT) and its ability to aid in developing countries and the methods to make such technologies more accessible and cost less. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, including community networks, infrastructure sharing, and the digital divide, this book is geared toward academics, technology developers, researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals interested in the importance of understanding technological innovations.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Networks
  • Digital Divide
  • Information Technology Identity Theory
  • Infrastructure Sharing
  • Mobile Internet
  • Online Collaboration
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Wireless Communications

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sam Takavarasha Jr is a research fellow at University of Fort Hare South Africa. He is a University of Portsmouth UK graduate and he acquired his Ph.D. in Information Systems specializing in ICT4D at the University of Zimbabwe. Sam is the author of many peer-reviewed academic papers and he has conducted three national consultancy projects, two of which as the principal investigator. His editorial experience includes being a co-guest editor of an IS journal special issue, track chair of the general of ECIS 2017, track chair of the ICT4D track of the ECIS 2018, advisory board member of two book projects and a technical committee member of the e-leadership conference. Sam’s research interests include ICT4D, e-Remittances, e-Politics, e-Commerce in the Developing World, Mixed Methods Research, and Health Informatics. His teaching interests include e-Commerce, Project Management for Information Systems and Research methods.
Carl Adams had over a decade of professional experience before going into academia. His research interests explore the impact of the digital economy and include ICT4D, e/m-commerce/government, mobile IS, social media, e-money, and impact of technology on society. He has over 130 peer-reviewed publications.