Mobile phones and the livelihoods of Indonesian micro-entrepreneurs: Evidence of capability expansion

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    Abstract

    Mobile phone is one of a few technologies in the world that have created immediate and widespread of an impact mobile phones. The impact of the mobile technology for development has been seen from many different perspectives, but few empirical studies have investigates the technology in relation to human development perspectives and in particular Capability Approach. The present study fills this important gap in the literature. Focusing on micro-entrepreneurs in Indonesia including women and disabled micro-entrepreneurs, this paper investigates how the mobile phones create new and expand existing capabilities of micro-entrepreneurs in running business and improving their livelihoods.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPACIS 2015 Proceedings
    EditorsAtreyi Kankanhalli, Andrew Burton Jones, Thompson Teo
    Place of PublicationAtlanta GA USA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Pages1 - 15
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2015 - , Singapore
    Duration: 5 Jul 20159 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 19th
    https://web.archive.org/web/20150728131139/http://www.pacis2015.org/

    Conference

    ConferencePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2015
    Abbreviated titlePACIS 2015
    CountrySingapore
    Period5/07/159/07/15
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