TITLE

Open ICT Ecosystems Transforming the Developing World

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Matthew; Elder, Laurent
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Information Technologies & International Development;Spring2010, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how open social arrangements, enabled by information and communication technologies (ICTs) can catalyze the development impacts of ICTs. It defines open social arrangements as social relationships that favor universal over restricted access and participation in informal and formal groups, and collaborative over centralized production. The article suggests to test the assumption that openness in policies and technologies will help developing countries to become equitable and sustainable knowledge societies.
ACCESSION #
51675383

 

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