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Africa’s Information Revolution: Rhetoric and Reality

Synopsis
Video podcast from the Oxford Internet Institute. Padrig Carmody analyses the phenomenal recent growth in mobile phone and internet usage in Africa. Based on over two hundred firm level interviews in Tanzania and South Africa this talk explores the impacts of the ‘information revolution’ on small and medium enterprise development and attempts to asess whether this diffusion of communication infrastructures and artefacts has been as economically transformative as has been claimed. [73 minutes]
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2015
Subjects
Development studies; Information technology
Keywords
Africa; Internet; mobile phones; South Africa; Tanzania; communication technology

Online availability

URI
http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/africa-s-information-revolution-rhetoric-and-reality-0
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Padraig Carmody

Distributor

Name

Oxford Internet Institute

Email
enquiries@oii.ox.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
01865 287210
Fax
01865 287211
Address
University of Oxford
1 St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3JS

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