Information and communication technologies (ICT) are used in every aspect of our lives in order to solve various problems. As people have become a kind of addicted to ICT, they invest in technology without hesitation. Yet, ICT is not a resource that is as easily available as it seems for everyone. Moreover, since the beginning of the last century, natural resources have been consumed so extravagantly that our world faces serious sustainability issues. Currently, there is a serious effort to shift consumption trends in favor of sustainability. Considering the resources used during ICT production, it can be understood how important it is to make investment decisions wisely. In this paper, it is aimed to understand how the frugal innovation approach is applied to ICT projects, and what specific characteristics frugal information systems have. As frugal innovation itself is a new area when compared to the history of innovation, there are not enough studies on the frugality concept in ICT literature to apply statistical methods. Therefore, meta-synthesis methodology is preferred. Meta-synthesis methodology helps to get in-depth insights into the subject by studying cases, and it perfectly fits the aim of the study. Web of Science and SCOPUS databases are used as these databases provide access to high-quality papers in the ICT and engineering areas. Among the papers from the databases, and ten case studies meet the quality criteria. The cases studies are investigated by applying meta-analysis methodology. Findings clearly show that frugal ICT can satisfy basic expectations from ICT. By applying the frugal innovation approach, it is possible to provide social benefit for economically disadvantageous groups in society, develop profitable business models, support sustainability and save money.
Publication Date : August 31, 2020
|APA||Özdemi̇r Güngör, D . (2020). Tutumlu Bilgi Sistemleri Üzerine Bir İnceleme . Avrupa Bilim ve Teknoloji Dergisi , (19) , 691-702 . DOI: 10.31590/ejosat.692488|