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Computerized information management in a system-poor environment: lessons from the design and implementation of computer system for the Sudanese Planning Ministry

Calhoun, Craig, Drummond, William and Whittington, Dale (1987) Computerized information management in a system-poor environment: lessons from the design and implementation of computer system for the Sudanese Planning Ministry. Third World Planning Review, 9 (4). pp. 361-379. ISSN 0142-7849

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Abstract

Information management is a critical problem for development planning. It is an especially difficult issue for those Third World planning ministries which must adapt to the escalating demands for information posed by a proliferation of donors and multilateral agencies. Yet, effective information management is crucial if domestic policy makers are to be able either to plan for or to monitor the performance of externally-funded development projects. Microcomputer-based management information systems are now being implemented in a wide variety of settings to deal with these problems. The present paper reports on the development of such a system in the Sudan. From this case study, lessons are drawn for future management information system implementations in ‘system-poor' technical environments and organisational contexts highly dependent on external funding sources.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 1987 Liverpool University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Sets: Research centres and groups > Director's Management Team
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Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 15:07
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/42443/

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