Implementing IT policy and the bedevilment of post-colonialism- A case study of Tanzania

Kabalimu, Joseph, Corbitt, Brian and Thanasankit, Theerasak 2003, Implementing IT policy and the bedevilment of post-colonialism- A case study of TanzaniaE-commerce and cultural values, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, Pa., pp.75-106.

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Title Implementing IT policy and the bedevilment of post-colonialism- A case study of Tanzania
Author(s) Kabalimu, Joseph
Corbitt, Brian
Thanasankit, Theerasak
Title of book E-commerce and cultural values
Publication date 2003
Chapter number 4
Total chapters 12
Start page 75
End page 106
Total pages 32
Publisher Idea Group Publishing
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Summary This chapter is concerned with how Tanzania has been socially and economically affected by post-colonialism at a policy level as well as at an ordinary (public) level during the IT policy development process in the country. An IT policy according to Corbitt (1999:309) "is a reflection of the society in which it is formed and is socially constructed within the ideologies which frame that society." Corbitt (1999:312) goes on to describe the implementation phase of the policy: Policy is implemented in an environment influenced by ideologies which spawn values and beliefs, some of which are known, recognized and obvious to the actors involved, whilst other influences are not recognized, nor obvious.This chapter examines the post-colonial influence, which comprises both directly and indirectly, observed implications within the IT policy development process in Tanzania. The discussion focuses on challenges which face decision and policy-makers in the country. The chapter also proposes an IT policy model which might be developed or designed using a different approach from the traditional policy-making model.
ISBN 1591400937
Language eng
Field of Research 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2003, Idea Group Inc.
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