Information Technology for Local Administration Support: The Governorates Project in Egypt

Nidumolu, S R and Goodman, S E and Vogel, D R and Danowitz, A K (1996) Information Technology for Local Administration Support: The Governorates Project in Egypt. MIS Quarterly, 20 (2). pp. 197-224.

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Abstract

Experience with information technology (IT) implementation in the local administrations of less developed countries (LDCs) has been largely disappointing. Conventional wisdom suggests that such implementation efforts are usually inappropriate to the information-poor environments of many LDCs. This study describes the Governorates Project in Egypt, which seems to have been an encouraging exception to such wisdom. The project, which was initiated in 1987 by the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), represented a significant administrative and technological innovation because it sought to implement an IDSC in each of the 27 governorates of Egypt. The purpose of each governorate IDSC was to provide computer-based information and decision support to the governor and other local administrators.

Affiliation: Indian School of Business
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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The research paper was published by the author with the affiliation of University of Arizona
Uncontrolled Keywords: IS Implementation, IS Technology Transfer, Local Govenrment
Depositing User: Mohan Dass
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2019 13:37
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2019 13:37
URI: http://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/1081
Publisher URL: https://misq.org/information-technology-for-local-...
Publisher OA policy: http://sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0276-7783/
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