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Box 4 – Weighing impacts of Internet appropriation in Indonesian CSOs

Saturday, 29 December 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Surman and Reilly (2003) offer a simple framework to understand different extents of Internet use in CSOs by posing three steps in a ‘ladder’, i.e. access, adoption and appropriation. While Camacho’s and Surman’s model offers simplicity to understand different levels that CSOs should use to maximise the benefit of using the ICT, the model proposed by this study provides more details in comprehending the course of actions involved during the innovation-decision process when CSOs (in this instance, Indonesian) adopt the Internet technology until they fully appropriate it. What matters here, empirically, is the impact of such adoption and use on the performance of the organisation. Survey data shows that the overall effect of the Internet use may support the argument that the Internet has been used as a ‘convivial medium’ for CSOs, as concluded by Lim (2003) following Illich’s prophetic vision on human-technology relation (Illich, 1973).

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Impact of internet adoption in Indonesian CSOs
Source: Fieldwork survey data (collected 2005-2006, N=268)

More than 92% of Indonesian CSOs who have used the Internet find that such use positively or very positively affected the achievement of the organisations’ goals and missions. Using the Internet has widened nearly two-third of CSOs’ perspective to global level or at least beyond the regional, national or local boundary. As a consequence, the use of the Internet has become the major support for CSO networks expansion and significantly or very significantly increases the performance of the internal management as it helps the organisation to become more focused or much more focused in their aims and activities.

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PS. Mer, thanks for the correction.

Source: Fieldwork data, author’s reflection
(PhD Thesis, Nugroho, 2007:190 – Box 5.2.)

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  1. Sunday, 30 December 2007 at 12:00 am

    Lha kuwi carane ngukur persentase piye?Saiki sih gampang ngirim dokumen bisa pake e-mail. Aku inget dulu waktu harus ngirim proposal ke donor, harus pake DHL segala. Walaupun yang dikirim cuma disket, tapi tetap saja jatuhnya muahal. Sekarang sih dikirim pake e-mail, cuma butuh beberapa detik (atau menit), message sudah sampai. Saiki LSM di Indonesia masih pake dial up atau sudah pake sistem cable? Inget aku dulu pake dial up. Jadi kalau ada yang maen internet, telpon nggak bisa masuk atau keluar. Nyebelin banget pokoke. Menurutku sing te-o-pe be-ge-te (TOP Banget) untuk alat komunikasi di Indonesia yo HP (asalkan ada signal). Lha piye to, saiki dari tukang becak, tukang ojek sampai direktur nduwe HP. Lha wong ngundang ojek wae saiki nganggo SMS kok. Wis, praktis dan efisien tenan. Menjangkau seluruh kalangan.Selain itu SMS di Indonesia murah banget, nggak kayak di Belanda. Providernya bersaing banget. Lha malah katanya ada provider (kalau nggak salah Friends?) yang menyediakan jasa murah: 1 jam ngomong asalkan sesama provider mbayarnya cuma seribu rupiah. Lha kalau buat mengorganisir demo rak yo murah iki jatuhnya….Menurutku untuk pesan-pesan singkat, HP masih lebih cepet dan efisien dibandingkan dengan e-mail.

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