Planning for sustainable development in the emerging information societies

Mona Taghavi, Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hamed Taghavi, Vahhab Olyaee Attar, Aini Hussain

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Purpose – This research work aims to investigate the recent status of the information and communication technology (ICT) services industry in Iran.It proposes a systemic applicable approach at policymaking level and appropriate strategic planning steps to enlighten developing countries toward achieving their target objectives of an information society. Design/methodology/approach – Largely based on existing literature and usage statistics in ICT services, global technology trends and results from a survey to obtain consistent and up-to-date information about current issues of ICT services in the public and private sectors in Iran. Findings – This study elaborates on all issues, points and best practices relevant to the ICT services industry in Iran which is addressed by recommending some documented policies. Research limitations/implications – Majority of the experts who attended the workshop and responded to the questionnaire were service consumers rather than service providers. Practical implications – This paper discusses some of the implications for the development of this ICT services strategy and provides policy recommendations. Social implications – To enhance the information society with the most advanced ICT services for accelerating human development. Originality/value – This study provides a government refining process policy to address the common gaps in the ICT services industry in these developing countries and emphasizes a formidable policy foundation before implementing and monitoring of the Flagship ICT projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-211
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Science and Technology Policy Management
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2014

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Sustainable development
Planning
Communication
Developing countries
Information and communication technology
Information society
Industry
Strategic planning
Refining
Statistics
Monitoring
Iran
Service industries

Keywords

  • Developing countries
  • Emerging economies
  • ICT services
  • Information society
  • Policy making
  • Strategic planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial relations
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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Planning for sustainable development in the emerging information societies. / Taghavi, Mona; Bakhtiyari, Kaveh; Taghavi, Hamed; Attar, Vahhab Olyaee; Hussain, Aini.

In: Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 5, No. 3, 30.09.2014, p. 178-211.

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Taghavi, Mona ; Bakhtiyari, Kaveh ; Taghavi, Hamed ; Attar, Vahhab Olyaee ; Hussain, Aini. / Planning for sustainable development in the emerging information societies. In: Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management. 2014 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 178-211.
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