E-Adoption and Socio-Economic Impacts: Emerging Infrastructural Effects
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E-Adoption and Socio-Economic Impacts: Emerging Infrastructural Effects

Sushil K. Sharma (Ball State University, USA)
Release Date: June, 2011|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 464
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-597-1
ISBN13: 9781609605971|ISBN10: 1609605977|EISBN13: 9781609605988
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Description & Coverage
Description:

The study of e-adoption focuses on the implementation and use of the Internet and Internet-based technologies for personal and business activities. This field has become increasingly relevant due to the increased reliance upon the Internet among individuals in both developed and developing countries.

E-Adoption and Socio-Economic Impacts: Emerging Infrastructural Effects identifies the multidimensional impact of e-adoption and provides theoretical and practical solutions for policy makers, managers, and researchers in government, industry, and academia. This publication unites research on all aspects of e-adoption with the aim of understanding this phenomenon on both an organizational and individual level.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption and Diffusion among SMEs
  • Consumer Acceptance of Internet Technology
  • Digital Divide and E-Readiness
  • E-Government Services
  • E-Learning Methods and Adoption Factors
  • Electronic Money
  • Internet Banking
  • Internet Marketing & SMEs
  • Knowledge management implementation
  • Technology Adoption Rate Model
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The book aims to present various aspects of e-adoption and its socio-economic impact on emerging infrastructure. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are impacting economic growth and improving governance worldwide. [...] The intended audience of this book will mainly consist of researchers, research students, and practitioners in e-adoption. The book is also of interest to researchers and practitioners in areas such as e-learning, e-government, e-adoption in SMEs, and Internet banking. It is hoped that the diverse and comprehensive coverage of e-adoption in this authoritative edited book will contribute to a better understanding of all topics, research, and discoveries in this evolving, significant field of study.

– Sushil K. Sharma, Ball State University, USA
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Editor/Author Biographies
Sushil K. Sharma is currently Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems and Executive Director of the MBA and Certificate Programs at the Miller College of Business, Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana, USA). He co-edited five books that include the Handbook of Research on Information Assurance and Security and Creating Knowledge-based Healthcare Organizations. He is also the co-editor of the book: Managing E-Business (Heidelberg Press, Australia). Dr. Sharma has authored over 100 refereed research papers in many peer-reviewed national and international MIS and management journals, conferences proceedings and books. He serves on editorial boards of several national and international journals and has also edited special issues. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Adoption. His primary teaching and research interests are in e-commerce, computer-mediated communications, community and social informatics, information systems security, e-government, ERP systems, database management systems, cluster computing, Web services and knowledge management. He has a wide consulting experience in information systems and e-commerce and he has served as an advisor and consultant to several government and private organizations including projects funded by the World Bank.
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