David Lewis and Shirin Madon
This paper highlights a set of critical issues for information systems research that can be fruitfully explored through the study of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in developing countries. At the same time, the paper argues that research on development-NGOs needs to draw more fully on the study of information systems. A case study of the Association for Credit and Empowerment (ACE), a large NGO in Bangladesh that is currently reviewing its information management systems, forms the main part of the paper. Our analysis identifies contextual factors that influence the effective of information systems and the overall management of NGOs.
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