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Open development : networked innovations in international development / edited by Matthew L. Smith, and Katherine M.A. Reilly ; foreword by Yochai Benkler.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2014.
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Subjects:
Information technology -- Developing countries.
Economic development -- Developing countries.
Social networks -- Developing countries.
Summary:
"The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development. Open network structures allow people to come together to share information, organize, and collaborate. Open development harnesses this power, to create new organizational forms and improve people's lives; it is not only an agenda for research and practice but also a statement about how to approach international development. In this volume, experts explore a variety of applications of openness, addressing challenges as well as opportunities. Open development requires new theoretical tools that focus on real world problems, consider a variety of solutions, and recognize the complexity of local contexts. After exploring the new theoretical terrain, the book describes a range of cases in which open models address such specific development issues as biotechnology research, improving education, and access to scholarly publications. Contributors then examine tensions between open models and existing structures, including struggles over privacy, intellectual property, and implementation. Finally, contributors offer broader conceptual perspectives, considering processes of social construction, knowledge management, and the role of individual intent in the development and outcomes of social models."--Provided by publisher.
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OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Contributor:
Smith, Matthew L., editor.
Reilly, Katherine M. A., 1974- editor.
ISBN:
9780262319614
0262319616
9780262319621
0262319624
9781306322317
1306322316
9780262525411
0262525410
OCLC:
868068569
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star