Some of the building block skills that are needed before writing a comprehensive review, or even an annotated bibliography, are being able to efficiently and effectively summarize the literature you find (including being able to compare and contrast the multitude of sources) and being able to provide a critique of the research articles you are including in your review. The ability to provide an evaluative critique of another scholar’s work is an essential skill on the road to becoming an independent scholar. For any literature review, you are expected to synthesize and critically analyze the literature you are reviewing so that it is clear that your study is the next logical step in the line of research. This is an opportunity to practice those skills.
Qureshi, S. (2015). Are we making a Better World with Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Research? Findings from the Field and Theory Building. Information Technology for Development, 21(4), 511-522. doi:10.1080/02681102.2015.1080428
Qureshi (2015) alludes that there is a need for understanding the role of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in development, as people continue to use them in various aspects of their lives. The author argues that theoretical conceptualization and empirical contributions from research on ICT contributes to establishing information systems beyond organizational and national boundaries. Additionally, it offers ideologies that lead to the improvement of livelihood globally. Qureshi (2015) also states that the purpose of the study was to draw insights on the challenges faced by researchers, hoping to contribute to research on ICT and development, leading to the creation of a better world….
Luo, Y., & Bu, J. (2016). How valuable is information and communication technology? A study of emerging economy enterprises. Journal of World Business, 51, 200–211. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2015.06.001
Luo and Bu (2016) review that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has had rapid changes affecting development in most countries including emerging economies. The authors state that in the past decade, there has been a fast growth in mobile phone usage, internet access, as well as mobile and fixed broadband subscriptions among other aspects of modern telecommunication. Luo and Bu (2016) also states that there is little knowledge about how valuable ICT is for the emerging economies. The authors suggest that there is a need for paying attention to theoretical advancement and practical implications of ICT. The article states that emerging economies have intense knowledge and organized international markets while they also experience an overflow of data and information, which influences strategic business designs. The article develops a knowledge-based perspective for the reader to explain how ICT helps enterprises in emerging economies to catch up and promote competitiveness. The authors employ four hypotheses. Among them is the hypothesis that the economically underdeveloped countries have a strong positive impact of an organization’s ICT on its productivity compared to firms in the developed world. Suggestively, companies that utilize modern information technologies have a higher competitive advantage. The article takes a knowledge management orientation as a tool to address how ICT enhances the productivity of emerging economies….