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Data-based decision making in developing countries: the influence of system and culture

Joke Voogt (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Jules Pieters (University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands)

Journal of Professional Capital and Community

ISSN: 2056-9548

Article publication date: 30 May 2019

Issue publication date: 26 June 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This contribution to the special issue integrates findings addressed by the other papers. In order to structure the insights delivered by the studies and to address the perspectives with the objectives of the special issue, the purpose of this paper is to identify two major components: system characteristics and culture.

Design/methodology/approach

These are discussed and subsequently the studies are positioned according to this framework.

Findings

The authors further discuss elements involved in increasing the power of clients of the educational system, needs for capacity building, and the need for horizontal and vertical accountability.

Originality/value

Discussion paper to a special issue on data-based decision making.

Keywords

Citation

Voogt, J. and Pieters, J. (2019), "Data-based decision making in developing countries: the influence of system and culture", Journal of Professional Capital and Community, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 260-268. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPCC-03-2019-0007

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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