This paper assesses research on information systems manifestations in Africa as published in leading western journals. It is evident, from our findings, that the body-collective of information systems research on Africa that appears in leading western journals is minimal in proportion to research contextualized in the remaining parts of the worlds, especially in the industrialized nations. Nevertheless, the 33 articles reviewed in this paper present a sharp perspective of the scope and nature of Africa-specific information systems research published western information systems journals. The paper exposes the dominant themes, research methods, and countries studied in the research on information systems in Africa that is published in the western journals. These revelations enable us to outline and provide our reflections on the gaps that need to be addressed in the study of information systems within the context of Africa.
Meso, Peter, "Learning from the Past & Charting the Future of IS Research on Africa: Reflections on Information Systems Research on Africa within Western Information Systems Journals" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 9.