Information and Communication Technologies for Economic and Regional Developments

Information and Communication Technologies for Economic and Regional Developments

Hakikur Rahman (University of Minho, Portugal)
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Release Date: December, 2006|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 372
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-186-5
ISBN13: 9781599041865|ISBN10: 1599041863|EISBN13: 9781599041889
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The information revolution has completely transformed the global development approach through innovative utilization of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Specifically, in ICT practices for development, contribution of information and knowledge management is significant. Information and Communication Technologies for Economic and Regional Developments includes evolution, planning, development, implementation, and practical implications of diversified development practices around the world, focusing on socio-economic empowerment and regional developments through ICTs.

Information and Communication Technologies for Economic and Regional Developments provides recommendations, success cases and failures of those development practices that can be taken into consideration for future project preparation.

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"Rahman assembles 16 chapters on the management of information and communication technologies (ICT) for economic and regional development. Contributors work in economics, information technology, business, education, and other fields from around the world."

– Book News Inc., August 2007
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Hakikur Rahman (PhD) is the Principal of the Institute of Computer Management & Science (ICMS) and President of ICMS Foundation. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty member of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University and the secretary of the South Asia Foundation Bangladesh Chapter. In December 1999, Dr. Rahman worked as the National Project Coordinator for the transformed entity of the Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) in Bangladesh. From January through December of 2007, he served Sustainable Development Networking Foundation (SDNF) as its Executive Director (CEO). On December 31, 2006, SDNP, a global initiative of UNDP, completed its activity in Bangladesh. Before joining SDNP, Rahman worked as the Director of the Computer Division at Bangladesh Open University. After graduating from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (1981), he completed his Master's of Engineering from the American University of Beirut (1986) and his PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ansted University, UK (2001).
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