In Exploration of the Critical Success Factors for the Sustainability of Rural ICT Projects – The Dwesa Case Study

Date

2008-09-14

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Springer

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Conference

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Rural development can be enhanced and supported by information and communication technology (ICT), the use of which is highlighted by the emerging importance of information and knowledge as key strategic resources for social and economic development. The use of ICT presents a number of constraints which threaten the sustainability of rural ICT projects. Sustainability is key to the effectiveness of a rural ICT project. The categories of sustainability reveal critical success factors that need to be considered in the implementation and management of rural ICT projects. An exploration of the Dwesa project reveals the extent and effect of the application of these critical success factors of sustainability.

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Keywords

rural development, project team, critical success factor, project champion, wild coast

Citation

Pade C., Mallinson B., Sewry D. (2009) An Exploration of the Critical Success Factors for the Sustainability of Rural ICT Projects – The Dwesa Case Study. In: Wojtkowski W., Wojtkowski G., Lang M., Conboy K., Barry C. (eds) Information Systems Development. Springer, Boston, MA

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Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)