The Digital Divide between the Least Developed Countries (LDC) and the developed world appears to be widening despite globalization and initiatives at national and international levels. The transfer and adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a whole has been quite slow in many LDCs. Only a few of the 50 LDCs (UN-OHRLLS, 2007), are transforming to transition economies and many are lagging behind, most of which are located in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia (Rice, 2003, p.74). ICT adoption and implementation is seen as a complex issue in the LDCs, involving many contextual influences. However, the adoption of ICT in LDCs could yield significant benefits in improving the economy and addressing many deep-rooted problems such as corruption, transparency and poor governance in public sector administration (World-Bank, 2005). Well developed information systems can also play an integral part in improving business activity and international competitiveness (OECD, 2003).
|Title of host publication||International Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium|
|Subtitle of host publication||ICIS 2007|
|Place of Publication||Canada|
|Publisher||Association for Information Systems|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||Proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium at International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) - Montreal, Canada|
Duration: 11 Jul 2007 → 13 Jul 2007
https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2007/ (ICIS 2007 proceedings)
https://web.archive.org/web/20071014021334/http://business.queensu.ca/icis/index.htm (Archived website)
|Conference||Proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium at International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)|
|Period||11/07/07 → 13/07/07|
IMRAN, A. (2007). ICT adoption and use in the Public Sector of a Least Developed Country (LDC): The Case of Bangladesh. In International Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium: ICIS 2007 (pp. 1-22). Canada: Association for Information Systems.