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A study of the sustainability of ICT-projects in developing countries

Gunnstam, Carl and Nordqvist, Carl-Johan (2009) MIO920
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Abstract (Swedish)
Background: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is
believed to contribute to the socio-economic growth of
developing countries. However, many ICT-related
development projects in developing countries are short-lived,
i.e., they fail to sustain.
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to study what factors influence
the sustainability of ICT-projects in developing countries.
Method: The study is based on a systematic review of existing
literature on the subject, and data from interviews and
observations. A case study of an ICT-project in southern
India is performed. All data is of qualitative type.
Conclusions: A set of 14 factors that influences the sustainability is
identified. The factors are related to the various... (More)
Background: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is
believed to contribute to the socio-economic growth of
developing countries. However, many ICT-related
development projects in developing countries are short-lived,
i.e., they fail to sustain.
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to study what factors influence
the sustainability of ICT-projects in developing countries.
Method: The study is based on a systematic review of existing
literature on the subject, and data from interviews and
observations. A case study of an ICT-project in southern
India is performed. All data is of qualitative type.
Conclusions: A set of 14 factors that influences the sustainability is
identified. The factors are related to the various resources and
stakeholders involved in a project. (Less)
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author
Gunnstam, Carl and Nordqvist, Carl-Johan
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organization
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MIO920
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type
M1 - University Diploma
subject
keywords
Sustainability, ICT, Evaluation, Sustainable, Aid, Pilot project.
other publication id
09/5339
language
English
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1978347
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2011-06-16 16:12:36
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@misc{1978347,
  abstract     = {Background: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is
believed to contribute to the socio-economic growth of
developing countries. However, many ICT-related
development projects in developing countries are short-lived,
i.e., they fail to sustain.
Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to study what factors influence
the sustainability of ICT-projects in developing countries.
Method: The study is based on a systematic review of existing
literature on the subject, and data from interviews and
observations. A case study of an ICT-project in southern
India is performed. All data is of qualitative type.
Conclusions: A set of 14 factors that influences the sustainability is
identified. The factors are related to the various resources and
stakeholders involved in a project.},
  author       = {Gunnstam, Carl and Nordqvist, Carl-Johan},
  keyword      = {Sustainability,ICT,Evaluation,Sustainable,Aid,Pilot
project.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A study of the sustainability of ICT-projects in developing countries},
  year         = {2009},
}