n Communicatio : South African Journal of Communication Theory and Research - Communication, technology and less developed countries' economic development : information and communication technology

Volume 25, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0250-0167



The significant contribution of communication technology in the current global economic trend has been widely reported in the literature. However, the growth and realisation of potential benefits of communication technology, such as computer-mediated communication (CMC) have been limited for the less developed countries (LDCs). This article explores the role of CMC and the need for the technology in the economic development of LDCs. Specifically, the article examines the benefits of CMC in the area of telework, identifies challenges, and discusses techniques for implementing telework and CMC in LDCs along with the potential socio-cutural impact of implementing the necessary changes.

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