Adoption of Virtual Technologies for Business, Educational, and Governmental Advancements
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Adoption of Virtual Technologies for Business, Educational, and Governmental Advancements

Sushil K. Sharma (Ball State University, USA)
Release Date: September, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 297
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2053-7
ISBN13: 9781466620537|ISBN10: 1466620536|EISBN13: 9781466620544
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Description & Coverage
Description:

The Internet has become a new organization tool for innovation, creativity, and competitiveness of all business, educational, and governmental services. With the emergence of new social media networks, organizations are better able to decrease costs and increase capabilities which continue to change the lifestyles and businesses.

Adoption of Virtual Technologies for Business, Educational, and Governmental Advancements provides a wide range of coverage on the adoption of technology and aims to provide a better understanding of the topics, research, and discoveries in this significant field. This book aims to cover the emerging issues in e-adoption for researchers, faculty members, and students in hopes of contributing to future discoveries.

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

  • Assessment of e-adoption and diffusion models
  • Determinants of e-adoption in small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Digital divides and the e-adoption
  • E-adoption and supply chain
  • E-adoption and supply chain management
  • E-adoption in healthcare organizations
  • E-commerce adoption by non-profit organizations
  • E-learning architectures
  • Economic cost of e-adoption
  • Electronic community networking and community-based technologies
  • Factors affecting the e-adoption
  • Factors influencing the adoption of internet banking
  • Factors influencing the e-adoption of wireless technologies
  • Major barriers and facilitators for the e-adoption
  • Managing knowledge in e- adoption
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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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