Gamila Shoib

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A common claim in the literature on Information Systems’ implementation in the context of less developed economies or so-called “developing countries” is that the “Western” technology is at odds with the local cultural context, in particular it is believed to mismatch local rationality in the sense of the accepted ways of doing things. In this paper we(More)
This paper presents an illustrative demonstration of the qualitative data analysis tool NVivo (version 2.0), as employed across a multi-method research design as a comprehensive tool in support of overall research management. The paper will be of interest to (a) novice researchers, as a reference in their research design efforts; (b) academics, involved in(More)
1. INTRODUCTION At midnight on December 31 st last year one of the most widely anticipated events in computing took placeΧthe Millennium date rollover. Fortunately, the occasion was marked by virtually no disruption to computing services and the global meltdown that some authors had predicted did not arise. The purpose of this panel is to explore the(More)
The extent to which people living in developing countries have access to scholarly literature has historically been severely constrained. The constraints in part are created and enforced by academic publishers, primarily for reasons of finance, and in part are a result of the digital divide: the glaring inequality of access to the Internet that pervades the(More)
Recent developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have clearly been much focused on how best to design and manage complex Inter-Organisational Information Systems. But in the same way that the IMP Group has traditionally used metaphors to facilitate our understanding of how companies interact, so too have researchers in Information(More)
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