Fighting the digital divide with microfinance : building social capital and socio-economic development

Habib, Mohshin and Hartel, Charmine 2005, Fighting the digital divide with microfinance : building social capital and socio-economic development, in ANZIBA 2005 conference proceedings, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-12.

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Title Fighting the digital divide with microfinance : building social capital and socio-economic development
Author(s) Habib, Mohshin
Hartel, Charmine
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Business Academy Conference (2005 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 10-11 Nov. 2005
Title of proceedings ANZIBA 2005 conference proceedings
Editor(s) Alam, Quamrul
Publication date 2005
Conference series Australian and New Zealand Business Academy Conference
Start page 1
End page 12
Publisher Monash University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary Unlike other technology, lCT has the tremendous capacity to eliminate various social and economic barriers impeding the poor, helping them discover their potential. Wider access and use of lCT can improve social networks and increase civic engagement, thereby improving social fabric and developing social capital. Thus, scholars now have realized lCT plays a primary role in the formation and maintenance of social network. This paper identifies microfinance programs as an agent with unparalleled capacity to facilitate access to lCT and thus the formation of social capital and socio-economic development of the poor. In this paper, we also discuss the role of MFls in developing social capital in
South Asia and present an analytical model of how the intervention of microfinance can facilitate access to lCT by the poor with the result of an improved both socio-economic situation and social capital.
ISBN 0732622824
9780732622824
Language eng
Field of Research 150308 International Business
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005799

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Deakin Graduate School of Business
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