Dream and the Reality: The adoption of ‘Digital Concept’ in an emerging country

M Nurunnabi, Ella Pereira, A.H. Chowdhury

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Abstract

The present study seeks to find out the present scenario of listed companies practices with digital Bangladesh concept: Are the companies compatible with the digital Bangladesh concept and is the digital Bangladesh concept dream (or) reality check? This may link between the organizational behavior in terms of technology adoption, disclosure, and the digital concept. The Digital Bangladesh means the effective and useful use of technology in education, health, jobs, markets, et cetera, to ensure the greater accountability and transparency. The stance of this study is to explore the adoption of digital concept in an emerging country’s experience where the adoption policy and the individual organization or company of the country’s experience will be examined through institutional theoretical framework which will later determine the dream or reality of the digital concept. The study finds that despite some legal provisions, only 48.14% of the listed companies had websites. The study reveals that literacy rate, infrastructure, and the cultural issues to establish real digital Bangladesh are still a dream rather than a reality. Therefore, to connect the link between the dream and reality of digital concept, in particular Digital Bangladesh, the organizational motivation and predetermined concept and cultural value should be shaped by rules and regulations. The findings are helpful for both policymakers and academics to have an overview of the challenges of establishing digital economy in emerging country with reference to Bangladesh.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications
EditorsN Ekekwe, N Islam
PublisherIGI Global Publishers, USA
Pages357-376
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781466601345
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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