A Sociotechnical Approach of eGovernment in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Human Development Outcomes



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Organizações, Estratégia e Sistemas de Informação

Gabriela Viale Pereira, Marie Anne Macadar, Maurício Gregianin Testa




International Journal of Systems and Society, v. 3, n. 1. Abstract: In the context of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for development (ICT4D) the capability approach raises questions about the best way to generate human development outcomes through governments’ implementation of ICT, encompassing specific demands of the people. Considering that quality of working life was an emergent value for the sociotechnical supporters and could foster human development, this perspective can also be used to explain the use of ICT in government. This research proposes a conceptual model to explain how governments’ implementation of ICT contributes to improved human development through a sociotechnical perspective and its alignment with users’ needs and expectations. The contribution of this study is the extending of the ICT4D research in a sociotechnical view and its impact in human development. By including the social context in the model, it emphasizes the differences between countries in different levels of development, the differences between users’ demands and the differences in human development outcomes.

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