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Trust formation in information systems implementation in developing countries: The role of emancipatory expectations

Ranjan Vaidya (Information Technology Policy and Planning Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)

Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society

ISSN: 1477-996X

Article publication date: 9 May 2016

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to understand the trust formation expectations of stakeholders in the implementation of information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) projects.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper uses a qualitative methodology inspired by a critical approach. It uses a thematic analysis approach, and draws the results using a constant comparison method. It is guided by the Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of practices. This is an empirical study that uses semi-structured interviews for the data collection.

Findings

Lack of an integrated view of emancipatory expectations has a negative impact on the trust levels of stakeholders. An integrated view of emancipation has physical, moral and social dimensions.

Originality/value

The study brings forth the concept of entry point activities (EPAs). To the author’s knowledge, this is the first application of this concept in ICT4D research. EPAs can be used to develop trust relationships between the stakeholders of ICT4D projects.

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Citation

Vaidya, R. (2016), "Trust formation in information systems implementation in developing countries: The role of emancipatory expectations", Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 182-199. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICES-10-2015-0032

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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