Sociotechnical Transformative Effects of an ICT Project in Rural Bangladesh

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A bit of speculation here about the parts and the whole in social-technical change.

This article is not the perfect piece by any means, but it considers the PROTIC project in Bangladesh as a modeling force for innovation and pressure on established sociotechnical structures. In this analysis, we follow what Donner defines as the “interrelationship” perspective, as applied to ICT4D. In particular, the notions of niche, regime, and landscape will be used to frame the changes that a village-level project may activate or respond to at the micro, meso, and macro levels of sociotechnical interaction, following the  about what is known as the Multilevel Perspective.  We also make some comments about the complexities of trans-national and cross-cultural/gendered research at the village level and upward.

Stillman, L., Sarrica, M., Farinosi, M., Anwar, M., & Sarker, A. (2020). Sociotechnical Transformative Effects of an ICT Project in Rural Bangladesh. American Behavioural Scientist. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764220952126

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