Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries: Studies on Implementation, Application, and Use

Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries: Studies on Implementation, Application, and Use

Nahed Amin Azab (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)
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Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 561
ISBN13: 9781466625150|ISBN10: 1466625155|EISBN13: 9781466625167|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2515-0


As the majority of the world continues to move into an internet-based society we have seen significant social, cultural, economic and technological changes. Most developing countries have embraced Web 2.0 and have moved onto the next generation of the World Wide Web, however, some developing countries still struggle to bridge the digital divide.

Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries: Studies on Implementation, Application, and Use investigates the perception of the value of Web 2.0, the adoption and application of its technologies, as well as the different approaches and innovations necessary for the implementation of Web applications in developing countries.

Topics Covered

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

  • Developing Countries
  • E-Business
  • E-Commerce
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Web 2.0 Applications
  • Web 2.0 in Developing Countries
  • World Wide Web

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors in learning technologies, information systems, and policy studies present theories, cases, strategies, models, and drivers for adopting Web 2.0 technologies at micro and macro scales in developing countries, in sectors including education, health, government, and business. The book offers guidelines for professionals for future implementation of Web 2.0 projects and will also be of interest to scholars and students. Some specific topics include designing and implementing online collaboration tools in West Africa, the role of Web 2.0 in the Arab Spring, motivations and barriers for mobile social network use in Spain, Web 2.0 as a foundation for social media marketing in Croatia, and opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0-based e-learning for developing countries. Azab is affiliated with American University in Cairo, Egypt.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Nahed Azab is an IT consultant and professor. She plays an active role in planning and updating the curriculum, compiling and editing the material and course work, and teaching a number of IT undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the American University in Cairo and the Regional Information Technology Institute. In particular, Dr. Azab focuses on Electronic Commerce, Electronic Marketing and Management Information Systems. She obtained her PhD from the School of Engineering and Information Sciences - Middlesex University, London (July 2010). Dr. Azab obtained her MSc. In Business Information Technology, School of Computing Sciences - Middlesex University, London (July 2002). Her career path encompassed software programming, analysis and design, computer center management, software instruction and general IT consultancy with public and private entities such the Ministry of State for Administrative Development and McKinsey & Company. Dr. Azab is a committee member in several journals, books, and conferences. She also presented a number of academic papers in journals, books, and conferences.