A human environmentalist approach to diffusion in ICT policies
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