Technology, globalisation, and governance: Research perspectives and prospects

  • Tony Cornford
  • Diego D. Navarra
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 282)

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce global ICT programmes, defined as new and universal modes of organising mediated by technology and enacted through a novel mix of policy instruments, international institutions, business interests, and techno/managerial concepts. Largely unexplored in various fields, including information systems as well as many other social sciences studying innovation and digital technologies, such programmes are interesting, not least because of their projected ability to promote innovation and achieve new mechanisms of governance. The chapter argues that a new theoretical understanding for the study of such programmes is needed in order to explore them as a means of technology transfer and to better understand systems of innovation in the developing world.

Keywords: Globalisation, governance, networks, e-government.


Good Governance Public Management Health Information System Global Governance Organisational Capacity 
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© International Federation for Information Processin 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony Cornford
    • 1
  • Diego D. Navarra
    • 2
  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  2. 2.International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth ObservationNetherlands

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