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A human environmentalist approach to diffusion in ICT policies

  • Elaine Byrne
  • Lizette Weilbach
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 282)

This chapter addresses the question: Can a holistic model of ICT adoption and diffusion improve ICT policy formulation? This question is answered by illustrating that in a globalised economy the existing models of ICT adoption are inadequate in explaining the process of adoption and diffusion, and that a human-environmental model can address this gap by explaining the duality of this process. The example of the South African draft White Paper on e-education is used to support this claim.

Keywords: ICT Policy; ICT for socio-economic development; ICT adoption and diffusion; ICT implementation context; human environmental model

Keywords

Information System Human Environment Potential Adopter Innovation Adoption Technological Frame 
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© International Federation for Information Processin 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elaine Byrne
    • 1
  • Lizette Weilbach
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PretoriaSouth Africa

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