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Inverting the Relationship between Development and Public Access Computing (PAC): A Comparative Study of PAC Ecosystems

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dc.contributor.author Stratton, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-28T01:01:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-28T01:01:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-03
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50191
dc.description.abstract A robust body of research has examined how public access computing (PAC) may support or lead to development in international contexts. This study explores an inverse relationship: how the policy and activity of development shapes PAC. It utilizes the metaphor of the ecosystem to study the ensemble of organizations, resources, venues, and infrastructures that construct and comprise PAC. This study examines PAC ecosystems in two large South American cities, utilizing a case study strategy. Comparison of the PAC ecosystems yields sharp contrasts. The findings indicate that convergences with and divergences from development policy and activity influence the PAC ecosystem, and that studying PAC ecosystems offers a sociotechnical approach to illuminate ICT4D phenomena.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D): ICT and Sustainable Development
dc.subject comparative case study, information and communications technologies for development, ICT4D, public access computing, sociotechnical study
dc.title Inverting the Relationship between Development and Public Access Computing (PAC): A Comparative Study of PAC Ecosystems
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.303
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