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Cultural And Environmental Influences Affecting The Transfer Of Quality Assurance Technology To Government Organizations In Sub-Saharan Africa

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940551

Volume

8

Pages

16

Published

1994

Size

1,672 kb

Author(s)

W. Junk & M. Parish

Abstract

Cultural and environmental influences affecting the transfer of quality assurance technology to government organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa W. Junk" & M. Parish^ ^Computer Science Department, University of Moscow, ID #,9&^, L%4 6f Associates, P.O. Box 40874, Nairobi Kenya ABSTRACT This paper explores the supposition that consultants could improve the success rate of information technology projects in Sub-Saharan Africa by developing the host country staffs capability to apply software quality assurance methods and techniques. We discuss the transfer of software quality assurance technology in the context of a five level technology transfer process model which incorporates the influence of cultural factors. We also address spheres of influence (technical, organization, and societal) which have a profound affect on what can and cannot be accomplished. This issue is examined in the context of public institutions and we s

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