Significant barriers to ICT adoption in the public sector in the least developed countries (LDCs): A case study of Bangladesh

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Adoption of ICT in the public sector of the least developed countries (LDCs) is still far from satisfactory, despite many initiatives at international and national levels. In addition to perceived barriers associated with LDCs, such as lack of political will and commitment, leadership, infrastructure, human capacity etc, this empirical study has found new evidence of a deep rooted underlying cause, a lack of proper knowledge and awareness as the major barrier to ICT adoption, in the context of Bangladesh. The study also attempts to uncover the relative effect of different barriers and their inter relationships based on focus group data which gives important direction for further study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Adelaide Convention Centre, 6th-8th December 2006
Subtitle of host publicationthought leadership in IS /​ proceedings
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherAustralasian Conference on Information Systems Executive Committee
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780975841716
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2006 - Adelaide, SA, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20068 Dec 2006 (Archived website)


Conference17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2006
CityAdelaide, SA
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