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Research Seminar Series - Factors Discriminating the Success and Failure of ICT for Development Projects

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START DATE 10 April 2019

Middlesex University Dubai, Oasis Theatre

END DATE 10 April 2019

We are pleased to invite you to our Wednesday Research Seminar. It will be held on April 10th from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Knowledge Park.

Wednesday Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and has featured more than 250 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. Supriya will deliver seminar on:

“Factors Discriminating the Success and Failure of ICT for Development Projects”

 Supriya Kaitheri  


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is fueling the growth of global economy. Intelligent use of ICT is a key to transform societies and it can contribute to the development objectives of a nation. Information and Communication and Technology for Development (ICT4D) is defined in this study as the design and use of ICT tools and e-Services that consider social context and socio-economic development. This paper tries to explore the factors discriminating the success and failure of ICT4D projects. Multiple Discriminant Analysis (MDA) was used to test the framework and address the research question in this study. Analysis revealed that Subjective Norm, Perceived compatibility, Perceived Ease of Use, Perceived Quality, Perceived Complexity and Perceived usefulness of ICT4D projects are the best discriminators between successful and unsuccessful ICT4D projects.


Dr Supriya Kaitheri is a senior lecturer in Data Analytics & Quantitative Methods at Middlesex University Dubai Business School. Prior to joining Middlesex, she completed PhD in Information Technology and Systems Management from Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. Her thesis explored the area of ICT for social development and e-Governance. She was also a Gold medalist in Computer Science and Engineering. Her teaching and research interest include Data Analytics, e-Governance, business analytics, and consumer Technology Readiness.  She had presented her work at several conferences and also won award including Education Without Borders - presenter Award, IPID ICT4D grant winner, Acer Incredible Green Contest, and Wipro Earthian Award.

We look forward to welcoming you at the seminar.

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