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Article Tile: Specific legal issues affecting the implementation of computer-based information systems in the developing countries: a critical review of literature

A paper presented to the Journal of library and information science for consideration for publication.
Date: November 2015

Author: Daniel Kinyanjui (Bsc-Information Science-Moi University-Eldoret, Kenya and Currently Studying Masters of Library and Information Science at Kenyatta University-Kenya)
Daniel is also the editor of institutional in-house publications at Oshwal College-Nairobi and the College Head of Library Services.


Implementation of computer-based information systems (CBIS) has become increasingly important due to the growing reliance on new technologies by organisations in their operations and service delivery. There has also been realisation by individuals and businesses of the inevitability of delivering value-added services without computerized systems. Despite this awareness and the apparent growing readiness to deploy computer-based systems, there still exists a myriad of perennial challenges inhibiting the implementation of these systems. Using insights from previous studies, the paper sums up the legal issues that have been acknowledged by various scholars as major obstacles to the implementation of CBIS in developing countries. Drawing from the understanding of these challenges, the author finally attempts to advance possible strategies that can be used to overcome these challenges

Keywords and phrases: computer-based information systems, computers, developing countries,

Method. A review of English language literature published after 1996 to the present day relating to the legal challenges encountered in the implementation of computer- based information systems in developing countries



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