Utilizing Information Systems for Measuring Impact on Social Sustainability: Survey of Microcredit Organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Alica , Pandzo and Kemal, TALJANOVIC and Selma, JAHIC (2012) Utilizing Information Systems for Measuring Impact on Social Sustainability: Survey of Microcredit Organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Journal of Economic and Social Studies, 2 (2). ISSN 1986 – 8502

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Abstract

Microfinance has been used as a tool for social sustainability and development since the 1970s. In microfinance, assessment of social sustainability is often conducted through client impact monitoring. This study explores the impact measurement practices of microcredit organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and their use of information systems in this process. We draw on the latest trends of using shared measurement systems for impact monitoring, to point out the potential of using such systems to achieve sustainable impact on wider social issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This paper outlines the roles and responsibilities that different stakeholders should play in the system development process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microfinance, Microcredit, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Social Impact, Information Systems, ICT, Shared Measurement Systems.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Economics > Management Department
Depositing User: Users 173 not found.
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 09:36
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 09:36
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1395

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