Electronic Meetings to Support a University's Transformation, Education, Research and Professional Service.

  • Rabson J Mgaya
  • Gert-Jan de Vreede


The University of Dar es Salaam's (UDSM's) corporate strategic plan sets the long-term plan and concepts that guide the transformation processes at the University. In this paper, we discuss a support environment UDSM can apply to facilitate the execution of the UDSM-2000 Transformation Program. This environment consists of a particular type of Information Technology that support electronic meetings, namely Group Support Systems (GSS). We will illustrate that the application of this technology and research not only supports the reshaping of the University's administrative processes and structures, but will also offer an excellent opportunity to improve the educational and professional services that it offers. It will help UDSM to build a reputation as a center of excellence in the region.

African Journal of Finance and Management Vol.8(1) 1999: 65-74

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