jonathan donner ph.d.

researcher-author-consultant

indedpendant

Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Discipline
Social Sciences
Interests
ICT4D, M4D, Mobile Communication
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About

I am a researcher, author, and consultant focused on advancing digital inclusion in the developing world. My specialties include market research, applied ethnography, social impacts of mobile telephony, regional competitiveness and clusters, and ICTD / ICT4D “Information Technology for Development”. I live in Cape Town, South Africa.

Previously, I was a researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research in Bangalore, India, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and a consultant with the Monitor Group and its spin-off, the OTF Group. I have a Ph.D. from Stanford in Communication Theory and Research.

You can reach me at info@jonathandonner.com and/or follow me as @jcdonner on Twitter.
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Publications

  • While the Meter is Running: Computing in a Capped World

    Chetty M, Banks R, Brush A, Donner J, Grinter R

    Interactions (2011)

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  • Shrinking fourth world? Mobiles, development and inclusion

    Donner J

    Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies (2008)

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  • User-led innovations in mobile use in sub-Saharan Africa

    Donner J

    Reciever (2005)

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  • The use of mobile phones by microentrepreneurs in Kigali, Rwanda: Changes to social and business networks

    Donner J

    Information Technologies & International Development (2006)

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  • ''Express Yourself''and ''Stay Together'': The Middle-Class Indian Family

    Donner J, Rangaswamy N

    Handbook of mobile communication studies (2008)

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  • What Mobile Phones Mean to Rwandan Entrepreneurs

    Donner J

    Mobile Democracy: Essays on Society, Self and Politics (2003)

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  • Using Q sorts in participatory processes: An introduction to the methodology

    Donner J

    Social Analysis: Selected Tools and Techniques (2001)

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  • Microentrepreneurs and mobiles: An exploration of the uses of mobile phones by small business owners in Rwanda

    Donner J

    Information Technologies & International Development (2004)

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  • A review of evidence on mobile use by micro and small enterprises in developing countries

    Donner J, Escobari M

    Journal of International Development (2010)

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  • Mobile media on low-cost handsets: The resiliency of text messaging among small enterprises in India (and beyond)

    Donner J

    Mobile technologies: from telecommunications to media (2009)

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  • Mobile-based livelihood services in Africa: Pilots and early deployments

    Donner J

    Communication technologies in Latin America and Africa: A multidisciplinary perspective (2009)

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  • Reflections on MobileActive08 and the M4D Landscape

    Donner J, Verclas K, Toyama K

    Proceedings of the First International Conference on M4D (2008)

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  • The mobile behaviors of Kigali's microentrepreneurs: whom they call...and why

    Donner J

    A sense of place: The global and the local in mobile communication (2005)

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  • Customer acquisition among small and informal businesses in urban India: Comparing face to face, interpersonal, and mediated channels.

    Donner J

    The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (2007)

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  • Framing M4D: The utility of continuity and the dual heritage of “Mobiles and Development”

    Donner J

    The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (2010)

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  • Mobile Communication

    Ling R, Donner J

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  • Blurring livelihoods and lives: The social uses of mobile phones and socioeconomic development

    Donner J

    Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization (2009)

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Professional experience

researcher-author-consultant

indedpendant

October 2014 - Present

Researcher

Microsoft Research India

March 2009 - October 2014 (5 years 7 months)

Education history

Stanford University

Ph.D.

September 1992 - June 1999 (6 years 9 months)

Amherst College

BA

September 1988 - June 1992 (3 years 9 months)