MAS 963

Development Technologies

Instructor: Michael L. Best

TA: Marco Escobedo

Reading List


Problems in Development and Development Technologies

 

Diamond, J. (1997). Guns, germs, and steel: The fates of human societies. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

 

Illich, I. (1973). Tools for Conviviality. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books.

 

International Telecomunications Union (1999). Challenges to the Network: Internet for Development. Geneva: Author.

 

Kammen, D.M. (1995, July). Cookstoves for the developing world. Scientific American, 273(1), 72-75.

 

Sen, A. (1993, May). The economics of life and death. Scientific American, 268(5), 40-47.

 

United Nations Development Programme (1999). Human Development Report 1999. New York: Oxford Univeristy Press.

 

The World Bank (1999). World Development Report 1999/2000. Washington, D.C.: Author.

 

Networks: Voice Telephony and the Internet

 

Cohen, R.B. (1999). Moving toward a non-U.S.-centric international internet. Communications of the ACM, 42(6), 37-40.

 

Jhunjhunwala, A. (2000). Towards Enabling India Through Telcom and Internet Connections. Unpublished manuscript.

 

Kibati, M., & Krairit, D. (1999). The wireless local loop in developing regions. Communications of the ACM, 42(6), 60-66.

 

Maddy, M. (2000, May Ė June). Dream Deferred: The story of a high-tech entrepeneur in a low-tech world. Harvard Business Review, 90, 56-69.

 

Pitroda, S. (1993, Nov - Dec). Development, democracy, and the village telephone. Harvard Business Review, 75, 66-79.

 

Richardson, D., Ramirez, R., & Haq, M. (2000). Grameen Telecomís Village Phone Programme in Rural Bangladesh: a Multi-Media Case Study. Guelph Ontario, Canada: Canadian International Development Agency.

 

Telecentres

 

Escobedo, M., Shakeel, H., & Romero, B.G. (2000). LINCOS Bohechio Investigation Results. Unpublished manuscript.

 

Fuchs, R. (1997). If you have a lemon, make lemondade: A guide to the start-up of the African multipurpose community telecentre pilot projects. Unpublished manuscript.

 

Whyte, A. (2000). Assessing Community Telecentres: Guideline for Researchers. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre.

 

Education and Learning

 

Bers, M.U., & Urrea, C. (2000). Technological prayers: Parents and children exploring robotics and values. In A. Druin & J. Hendler (Eds.) Robots for Kids: Exploring New Technologies for Learning (pp. 193-217). San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.

 

Fagerlind, I. & Saha, L.J. (1989). Education and National Development: A Comparative Perspective (2nd ed.). Oxford: Pergamon.

 

Kozma, R., McGhee, R., Marder, C., Baisden, K., Valdes, K., Lewis, A., & Agreda, M. (1999). World Links for Development: Accomplishments and Challenges Monitoring and Evaluation Annual Report 1998-1999 (SRI Project No. P03617). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

 

Health and Telemedicine

 

Wright, D., & Androuchko, L. (1996). Telemedicine and developing countries. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 2, 63-70.

 

Coor, P., Couper, I., Beningfield, S.J., & Mars, M. (2000). A simple telemedicine system using a digital camera. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 6, 233-236.

 

Schmid-Grendelmeier, P., Masenga, E.J., Haeffner, A., & Burg, G. (2000). Teledermatology as a new tool in sub-Saharan Africa: An experience from Tanzania. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 42(5:1), 833-5.

 

Yellowlees, P. (1998). Practical evaluation of telemedicine systems in the real world. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 4(1), 56-57.

 

Della Mea, V. (1999). Internet electronic mail: a tool for low-cost telemedicine. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 5, 84-89.

 

Fraser, H.S.F., & McGrath, St. J.D. (2000). Information technology and telemedicine in sub-Saharan Africa. British Medical Journal, 321, 19-26.

 

E-commerce

 

Davis, C.H. (2000). Emergence of Electronic Commerce in Spanish-Speaking Latin America.[Online]. Available: http://business.unbsj.ca/users/cdavis

 

The New Economy Survey (2000, September 23). The Economist, 356, 1-40.

 

Sachs, J. (2000, June 24). A new map of the world. The Economist.

 

Westland, J.C., & Clark, T.H.K. (1999). Global Electronic Commerce: Theory and Case Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 

 

Policy

 

The Council of the European Union, The Commission of the European Communities (2000). Europe 2002: An Information Society For All Action Plan (eEurope Action Plan). Brussels: Author.

 

The Advisory Committee on Telecommunications, Ministry for Public Enterprise, Ireland (1999). Report of the Advisory Committee on Telecommunications to the Minister for Public Enterprise. Dublin: Author.

 

The Office of H.M King Abdullah II (2000). The REACH Initiative: Launching Jordanís Software and IT Industry. Aman, Jordan: Author.

 

U.S. Government Working Group on Electronic Commerce (1999). Towards Digital eQuality: 2nd Annual Report. Washington D.C.: Author.