Comprendiendo Nuestras Politicas: The Need for an Effective C&amp;IT Policy for a Nation's Development, The Venezuelan Case
KeywordsC&amp;IT national policy
Journalism. The periodical press, etc.
Language and Literature
DOAJ:Media and communication
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources
DOAJ:Library and Information Science
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AbstractThis research explores the argument that developing countries (DC) need effective and good quality communications and information technology (C&amp;IT) policies as a strategy for socio-economic growth. It focuses on Venezuela and attempts to gain an understanding of the cur-rent and potential impact of national C&amp;IT policies and strategies in the C&amp;IT diffusion process and globalisation arena. It is suggested that a shift is needed towards a wider concept of policy design. The traditional design reflects a rather 'prescriptive' approach, while I propose that a 'participatory' approach, which encompasses social, political, technical, ethical and other issues, is both necessary and desirable for effective policies to exist. A multiple perspective interpretative methodology is used in order to understand the complexities of effective C&amp;IT policies in Venezuela to attract C&amp;IT investment and achieve socio-economic growth. Consequently, the study of C&amp;IT policy is based on an approach that emphasizes a multiple level of analysis encompassing the levels of the individual, society, organisation, and technology.