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Article
Publication date: 30 November 2010

Ricardo Gomez

This paper aims to present the research methodology for the global study “Landscape of public access to ICT in 25 countries” (referred to as the Landscape study), a study…

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Purpose

This paper aims to present the research methodology for the global study “Landscape of public access to ICT in 25 countries” (referred to as the Landscape study), a study conducted in 2007‐2009 by the University of Washington's Center for Information and Society, with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Design/methodology/approach

The study looked at public access venues (public libraries, telecenters, cybercafés, other) that offer public access to information, especially through information and communication technologies (ICT), in 25 countries around the world.

Findings

The paper describes here the criteria for the country selection, selection of local research partners in each country, research design considerations, data analysis, and limitations of the study.

Practical implications

The scope of the research undertook meant sacrificing some depth in exchange for breadth resulting in a broad blanket of understanding over a variety of topics, but not enough depth to really understand their intricacies, causes or effects. In future steps the authors intend to explore ways to adapt the research framework to apply it to in‐depth studies of a particular country or context.

Originality/value

This paper presents a research methodology example that is transferrable to other multi‐national surveys.

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 11 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Publication date: 1 August 2000

Marc Lampson

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Internet Research, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

Article
Publication date: 20 March 2009

Ricardo Gomez, Rucha Ambikar and Chris Coward

This paper aims to offer early insight into ongoing research comparing public access venues such as libraries, cybercafés and telecentres in 25 countries around the world.

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Purpose

This paper aims to offer early insight into ongoing research comparing public access venues such as libraries, cybercafés and telecentres in 25 countries around the world.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors studied information needs and uses of information and communication technologies (ICT) in these public access venues, with a particular focus on underserved populations.

Findings

Understanding trends, differences and similarities across venues and across countries offers an emerging map that will help researchers and policymakers conduct future research and make better decisions to strengthen public access to information through ICT.

Originality/value

The research was done in partnership with local research teams in 25 countries around the world, and studied public libraries, telecentres and cybercafés side by side, while most studies in the past have looked at them independently of one another.

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Publication date: 20 March 2009

Steve Thornton

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

Article
Publication date: 1 April 2003

Karen Coppock and Colin Maclay

During the months of May and June of 2002, interviews and surveys were conducted with over 30 high‐level private, public, academic and non‐profit sector leaders from around the…

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During the months of May and June of 2002, interviews and surveys were conducted with over 30 high‐level private, public, academic and non‐profit sector leaders from around the world to discuss the development and impact of regional e‐commerce initiatives. Three pioneers in this arena were analyzed: the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia‐Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the European Union (EU). The motivation, objectives, design, structure and implementation of their respective e‐commerce programs were explored, with an eye toward uncovering the visible and invisible challenges and opportunities. This paper presents a set of high‐level principles which guided and influenced these initiatives and that can serve as a reference for other organizations considering regional e‐commerce needs.

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info, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 2006

Lucy A. Tedd

To provide a broad overview of the history of the journal Program: electronic library and information systems and its contents over its first 40 years.

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Purpose

To provide a broad overview of the history of the journal Program: electronic library and information systems and its contents over its first 40 years.

Design/methodology/approach

Analysis of content from the original published material, as well as from abstracting and indexing publications and from minutes of Editorial Board meetings.

Findings

The publication has grown from modest beginnings as a newsletter for UK university librarians to a respected refereed journal with a wide international readership.

Originality/value

An analysis of the content of articles published on computer systems in libraries and information units over the last 40 years.

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Program, vol. 40 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Educating Tomorrow
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80043-663-3

Article
Publication date: 15 May 2017

Morris B. Holbrook

This paper describes the personal history and intellectual development of Morris B. Holbrook (MBH), a participant in the field of marketing academics in general and consumer…

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Purpose

This paper describes the personal history and intellectual development of Morris B. Holbrook (MBH), a participant in the field of marketing academics in general and consumer research in particular.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper pursues an approach characterized by historical autoethnographic subjective personal introspection or HASPI.

Findings

The paper reports the personal history of MBH and – via HASPI – interprets various aspects of key participants and major themes that emerged over the course of his career.

Research limitations/implications

The main implication is that every scholar in the field of marketing pursues a different light, follows a unique path, plays by idiosyncratic rules, and deserves individual attention, consideration, and respect … like a cat that carries its own leash.

Originality/value

In the case of MBH, like (say) a jazz musician, whatever value he might have depends on his originality.

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Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-750X

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1987

Richard T. Kimber

We have met to celebrate — and rightly so — the completion of twenty‐one years of the publication of a great journal: twenty‐one years of hard work for more than one of us here…

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We have met to celebrate — and rightly so — the completion of twenty‐one years of the publication of a great journal: twenty‐one years of hard work for more than one of us here tonight — the first Program author will speak to us shortly. Program represents a significant and abiding contribution to the literature of librarianship and occupies, according to my measurement, two feet of library shelf space.

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Program, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Book part
Publication date: 12 April 2021

Chris Brown and Ruth Luzmore

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Educating Tomorrow
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80043-663-3

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