KAMEL, Sherif H. (1994)

DSS and Development Planning in Egypt

The continuous development of information technology tools and techniques provided an opportunity before the developing countries to make best use of them in their socio-economic development planning. In that respect, the research of the thesis covers the experience of the government of Egypt in the use of accurate, timely and relevant information in development planning at the local level using state of the art information technology. The research will draw examples from the governorates' information and decision support centres established in Egypt for the development, use and diffusion of information technology at the local level. The main themes tested by the thesis include project planning and implementation, the use of information in development planning and the impacts of the use of various information technology tools and techniques on aspects such as organizational dynamics, structure of responsibility, turnover and management style.