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Learning with Information Systems: Learning Cycles in information Systems Development

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Series: Routledge Studies in International Information and Library Management Systems

By: S Bell

230 pages, Illus, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1996 | #64082 | ISBN: 0415106036
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Taking the developing world as the context this work elaborates, through a series of case studies, a commomly used systems analysis methodology. It shows how this methodology can evolve and adapt as new ideas become prominent. Issues of sustainability of information systems, participation in systems design and user ownership of systems are all examined. This text does not attempt to be prescriptive for all contexts nor does it focus on any particular technology. It addresses the essential questions and offers practical approaches aimed at helping in the avoidance of the worst forms of disaster associated with the planning of information systems for developing countries.


Figures Tables Acknowledgements Preface Part 1 Introducing the context 1. Introduction and background 2. Information systems and planning in developing countries Part 2 Research question and research approach 3. The research question 4. Selection of the research approach Part 3 Action-research field work 5. A department of roads in a developing country 6. An administrative staff college 7. A board for technical education Part 4 Analysis and conclusions 8. Analytical overview 9. The next step Bibliography

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