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Devendra Bahadur Thapa



H1039 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )
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Devinder Thapa is Professor at the University of Agder, Norway. He has completed his PhD in Industrial Engineering in 2008 from Ajou University, South Korea, respectively, completed his PhD in Information Systems in 2012 from University of Agder, Norway. His research interest is Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). His work has been published in international conferences such as IFIP WG 9.4, IFIP WG 8.2, ICIS, DESRIST, PACIS, and HICCS. He has published in international journals such as Information Systems Journal (ISJ), International Journal of Information Management (IJIM), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems (IJCAS), Communications of the Associations for Information Systems (CAIS), Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC), Information Technology for Development (ITD), Journal of Information Technology and International Development (ITID), and Journal of Pattern Recognition Letters. He is currently members of the Editorial Board of ISJ, EJISDC, and CAIS. 

Research interests

Informatino and cummunication for technology (ICT4D)


Courses and teaching

IS-201: Data Modelling and Database Systems

IS-214: Information Systems Security

IS-607: Theoretical Foundations of Information Systems

IS-500: IT and Management

Work experience

Research and education since 2009

Academic interests


Data modeling and database systems (Bachelors)

Information Systems Security (Bachelors)

IT and management (Masters)

Theoretical foundations of Information Systems (PhD)


ICT4D -Information and communication technology for development 

Scientific publications

  • Omland, Hans Olav; Thapa, Devinder (2017). Methodological Approach for Identifying Mechanisms in ICT4D: A Critical Realism Perspective. ISBN: 978-3-319-59110-0. Springer Publishing Company. s 10.
  • Thapa, Devinder; Sein, Maung K. (2016). Information Ecology as a holistic lens to understand ICTD initiatives: A case study of OLPC deployment in Nepal. ISBN: 978-1-4503-4306-0. ACM Publications. s 4.

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