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Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) within Developing Nations: A Qualitative Evaluation of Transfer and Impact

by 1 and 2,*
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Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
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National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
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Laws 2014, 3(1), 106-116; https://doi.org/10.3390/laws3010106
Received: 16 December 2013 / Revised: 21 January 2014 / Accepted: 21 January 2014 / Published: 22 January 2014
The field of online dispute resolution (ODR) is developing both as practice and a profession. Evidence of this includes a growing community of scholars and practitioners. A Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) grant permitted 16 practitioners from developing countries to attend the 2008 ODR Forum in Victoria, British Columbia. In the year following the Forum, an evaluation was conducted to identify changes among these practitioners’ behaviors, knowledge, skills, abilities and credibility. Results indicate that ODR practitioners in developing countries are engaged in a wide range of activities, many of which are technologically and logistically complex. These practitioners also face a number of political and infrastructural challenges that are not as commonly experienced by those from developed nations. Taken together, these realities have implications both for the nature of ODR’s proliferation as a legitimate practice, as well as for the provision of education and training concerning its underpinnings. View Full-Text
Keywords: technology; international dispute resolution; culture; qualitative; case study; information and communications technology; developing countries; online dispute resolution; CIDA technology; international dispute resolution; culture; qualitative; case study; information and communications technology; developing countries; online dispute resolution; CIDA
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Leigh, D.; Fowlie, F. Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) within Developing Nations: A Qualitative Evaluation of Transfer and Impact. Laws 2014, 3, 106-116. https://doi.org/10.3390/laws3010106

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Leigh D, Fowlie F. Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) within Developing Nations: A Qualitative Evaluation of Transfer and Impact. Laws. 2014; 3(1):106-116. https://doi.org/10.3390/laws3010106

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Leigh, Doug, and Frank Fowlie. 2014. "Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) within Developing Nations: A Qualitative Evaluation of Transfer and Impact" Laws 3, no. 1: 106-116. https://doi.org/10.3390/laws3010106

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