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Computerization in Developing Countries
Model and Reality

ISBN 9780815350880
Published January 23, 2020 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1991, this book looks at the problems of applying Western computer programmes to the developing world, arguing that the difficulties are as much cultural as technological. The author shows that the underlying models for computer applications are made up from interpretations of reality which are closely related to Western scientific, technological and cultural development originating from the Renaissance. The book includes a case study of an Egyptian manufacturing company, which reveals the actual problems encountered in the process of computerization.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Computers, Models and Developing Countries

1. Introduction

2. Computers in Developing Countries

3. Model and Reality - A Conceptual Discussion

4. Industrial Production as a Model

Part 2: From Model to Reality - Egypt

5. Industry in Egypt

6. NASCO - A Company Presentation

7. Vehicle Production at NASCO

8. Materials Management at NASCO

Part 3: Model and Reality - A Critical View

9. Materials Management at NASCO - An Analysis

10. Computerization at NASCO - Illusions and Achievements

11. The NASCO Analysis in Perspective Some Concluding Reflections

12. Computerization in Developing Countries - Model and Reality

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