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Title: "THE ROLE OF STANDARDS IN THE INFORMATIONINFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT, REVISITED"
Author: Vladislav V Fomin
Source: MISQ Special Issue Workshop: Standard Making: A Critical Research Frontier for Information Systems, 147, Pages 302-313
Publication Date: December 2003
Free/Fee: Free Access
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Abstract: Development of national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure is a kind of activity that government engage to in order to create a rubric of progress and to promote diffusion of information technology (IT) revolution. ICT infrastructure is perplexing because we do not have a good model to use to analyze its development. Besides, the modernist style of regulation in the countries promoting diffusion of IT revolution does not require the technology developers to consider the impacts of technology systematically, which creates substantial uncertainty in regard to possible trajectory of technological development. To improve the construction of effective policy planning for large information infrastructures, the conceptual link between the abstract enabling structures and concrete technologies - the building blocks of infrastructure - must be established.
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