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dc.contributor.authorCumps, Bjorn
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T14:52:46Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T14:52:46Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02681102.2014.908161
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/4968
dc.description.abstractThis paper illustrates how a computer re-use model can be extended to deal with e-waste challenges. First, we describe the re-use of computers as a factor that can help bridge the global digital divide. In an ICT4D context, refurbished computers can be used in developing countries. We describe and illustrate the operating model of such a computer re-use organization, highlighting the different components and interactions of the operating model. Next, we discuss how e-waste puts this computer re-use model under pressure. We argue that the sustainability of computer re-use in an ICT4D context is seriously impacted by this increasing e-waste problem. Finally, we describe how a computer re-use model can be extended and complemented with e-waste handling activities to retain positive effects in an ICT4D context. The paper is based on a single case study
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectRe-use of Computers
dc.subjectRe-use Operating Model
dc.subjectRecycling E-waste
dc.subjectDeveloping Countries
dc.subjectGlobal Digital Divide
dc.subjectICT4D,
dc.subjectSingle Case Study
dc.titleExtending and ICT4D computer re-use model with e-waste handling activities: a case study
dc.identifier.journalInformation Technology for Development
dc.source.volume21
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage677
dc.source.endpage693
vlerick.knowledgedomainOperations & Supply Chain Management
vlerick.typearticleJournal article with impact factor
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentTOM
dc.identifier.vperid65268
dc.identifier.vpubid6056


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