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Microcomputers In African Development
Critical Perspectives

ISBN 9780429051685
Published October 28, 2021 by Routledge
270 Pages

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Book Description

Drawing on recent research in the Sudan, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Tanzania, the contributing authors analyze broad patterns of social and political change brought about by the rapidly increasingly use of microcomputer technology in Africa.

Table of Contents

Computerization as a political process, Suzanne Grant Lewis, Joel Samoff; African bureaucracy and the computer metaphor, Bruce Berman; foreign assistance agencies as advocates and innovators, John Daly; centralized planning for microcomputer adoption and use - the experience of Tanzania, S. Grant Lewis; the emergence of new social forms in the workplace - computer contracts in Kenya and Ivory Coast, Bennetta Jules-Rosette; recognizing the assumptions in microcomputer use for development planning, Craig Calhoun, Pamela deLargy; microcomputer adoption and the rise of a computer elite, S. Grant Lewis.

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Suzanne Grant Lewis (Author) , Joel Samoff (Author)