IT Investment in Developing Countries: An Assessment and Practical Guideline

IT Investment in Developing Countries: An Assessment and Practical Guideline

Sam Lubbe (Cape Technikon, South Africa)
Projected Release Date: January, 1999|Copyright: © 1999 |Pages: 232
ISBN13: 9781878289551|ISBN10: 1878289551|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-87828-955-1

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The evaluation of information systems in developing countries has gained considerable interest among academics, consultants and practitioners. Despite this emerging interest, there is not much helpful literature on the evaluation of information systems in developing countries, and the many issues and criteria that should be carefully evaluated. Most existing literature attempts to use the experience of IT evaluation in developed nations to apply to the case of IT evaluation in developing nations.

IT Investment in Developing Countries: An Assessment and Practical Guideline offers an original approach to the assessment of the effectiveness of IT investment in developing countries. While others might have attempted to examine the possibility of quantifying IT investment expenditures and the problem of measuring the intangible benefits of IT, they have not addressed the total evaluation of IT in developing countries.

IT Investment in Developing Countries: An Assessment and Practical Guideline offers standards for developing a process to evaluate the effectiveness of IT that will make a useful contribution for managers in their attempts to quantify new technology purchases in developing nations.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sam Lubbe has spent more than 18 years working in the field of Information Systems. He has served some time as a user and as an IT professional. He always ensured that the organizations obtain the maximum benefit for the amount of money they invested in e-commerce. Recently, he has specialized in the area of e-commerce in SMEs. He has published some articles in this subject area. He holds a B.Com., B.Com. (Hons.), M.Com. and Ph.D. and is currently at the University of Durban-Westville, Durban, South Africa where he had been appointed with the specific aim to promote research.