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Title: Social technology for Rural Community Development : Bridging the Rural Urban Knowledge Divide Digitally
Authors: Bhattacharyya, Sneha
Bandyopadhyay, Somprakash
Basak, Jayanta
Keywords: Rural community
Opportunity structure
Social technology
Social capital
Digital maturity
Knowledge capability
Knowledge divide
Social knowledge management
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: AR-IIMC
Workshop on Being (more) Human in a Digitized World
Abstract: The paper proposes to utilize potential of social technology to define inclusive connectedness in contemporary digital world that would lead to empowerment of rural communities digitally. To address the issue of rural empowerment, the paper argues in favour of mass-scale digital participation as a potential means to enlarge agency and opportunity structure of target group. Subsequently, the paper proposes a social knowledge management framework, which helps to bridge rural urban knowledge divide and subsequently empowers rural participants by making them digitally mature and knowledge capable.
Description: Sneha Bhattacharyya, Social Informatics Research Group, IIM Calcutta; Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Department of Management Information Systems, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata; Jayanta Basak Computer Application Center, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
Management centre for Human Values, IIM Calcutta and Association of Information Systems
Appears in Collections:Management Information Systems

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