“Missing women”: Gender, ICTs, and the shaping of the global economy

  title={“Missing women”: Gender, ICTs, and the shaping of the global economy},
  author={Hazel Gillard and Debra Howcroft and Nathalie N. Mitev and Helen J. Richardson},
  journal={Information Technology for Development},
  pages={262 - 279}
In a key article (Walsham & Sahay, 2005) outlining research on information systems in developing countries and suggesting potential areas for future research, a notable omission was the issue of gender and gender relations. In this article, we draw on the substantial gender and development literature to demonstrate the centrality of gender to our understanding of information systems (IS) in developing countries. In particular, we consider the relationship among gender, information and… 

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