ICT, Innovation Systems and the Role of Universities in Societal Development - a (post) colonial strain?

Document type: Collection/Anthology
Title: ICT, Innovation Systems and the Role of Universities in Societal Development - a (post) colonial strain?
Translated title: IT, innovationssystem och universitetens roll i samhällsutveckling
Year: 2005
Editor: Elisabeth Gulbrandsen, Albert Nsengiyumva, Birgitta Rydhagen, Lena Trojer
ISBN: 91-7295-997-5
Publisher: National University of Rwanda Press
City: Butare
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning (Sektionen för teknokultur, humaniora och samhällsbyggnad)
School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.tks.bth.se/
Authors e-mail: lena.trojer@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The aim of this book is to develop knowledge and understanding about how ICT can be involved in local and national innovation systems in developing countries. Special
attention is paid to the role of the university as an important stakeholder in local and national development processes.
For this purpose, the interdisciplinary group of researchers has made the study carrying the question about the prerequisites for postcolonial identities to make their mark on a national situated ICT development and implementation.
The study addresses the emerging implosion of postcolonial situations and ICT development.
The theory frame of feminist technoscience studies is included
in the analysis as a special resource.
Summary in Swedish: informationsteknik, IT, innovationssystem, postkolonialism, utvecklingsländer, universitet som aktör, feministisk teknovetenskap, teknikpolitik
Subject: Technoscience Studies\General
Keywords: information technology, ICT, post colonialism, feminist technoscience, technopolitics, developing countries, universities as stakeholders
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