Information Technology Integration for Socio-Economic Development

Information Technology Integration for Socio-Economic Development

Titus Tossy (Mzumbe University, Tanzania)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 385
ISBN13: 9781522505396|ISBN10: 1522505393|EISBN13: 9781522505402|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0539-6

Description

As the developed world continues to become more digitized, lesser developed areas are starting to see more technological advancements being integrated into their society. These advancements are creating opportunities to improve both the economy and the lives of people within these areas.

Information Technology Integration for Socio-Economic Development features theoretical concepts and best practices in the implementation of new technologies within developing areas around the world. Highlighting empirical research on the application of information technologies to bridge the digital divide within different countries, the book is ideally suited for technology developers, managers, and policy makers.

Topics Covered

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

  • Agricultural Development
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Classic Grounded Theory
  • Developing Countries
  • E-commerce
  • E-Learning Adoption
  • Sustainability

Reviews and Testimonials

Editor Titus Tossy presents readers with a collection of academic essays and scholarly research articles focused on best practices in the implementation of new technologies within various developing regions throughout the world. The thirteen selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to the future of schooling, project-based legitimization strategies among e-learning providers in East Africa, cloud-based geo-information infrastructure programs, and a great many other related subjects.

– Protoview Reviews

This volume is the latest in theAdvances in Human and Social Aspects of Technologyy (AHSAT) Book Series which examines how technology affects society, looking at developed and undeveloped countries worldwide.
The opening pages include a detailed table of contents which provides readers with a narrative for each of the 13 chapters. The book closes with references, notes on contributors, and a scant index. An appendix lists the countries included. Edited by Titus Tossy, of Mzumbe University in Tanzania, along with an editorial board, the criteria for contributing works included: the role of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in sustaining economic development, the impact of e-services, the role of social media, and the relevance of increased mobile technologies. With an international intent, research collected here also supports global cooperation and bridging the technological divide.
The world is one global network. Learning about and evaluating ICT research is the springboard to improving access to information, expanding of market base, enhancing employment opportunity, and crafting strong government services. ICTs are the driver of change for developed and undeveloped countries, and how this fast-moving evolution of technology can bring positive potential is the focus of these contributions.
Information Technology Integration for Socio-Economic Developmentwill be useful for academics, government officials, IT developers, policy-makers, postgraduate students, and officials wishing to further their research options for integration of technologies.

– Janis Minshull, ARBA Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Titus Tossy is a Lecturer of ICT at Mzumbe University Faculty of Science and Technology. Dr. Tossy has 14 years of teaching experiences in higher learning institutions in Africa and UK. Dr. Tossy’s main research interest is in understanding the uses of ICT for national Development as well as how people, span organizational, professional, and cultural and other boundaries in the process of building and using new technology. He uses qualitative and quantitative methods and a range of social and organizational theories in his work including classic grounded methodology. In 2007, he received a SPIDDER grant to establish national e-learning at the open university of Tanzania. In 2012, he was a founder of Tanzania Business School. Dr. Tossy received his Bsc (Hons) in Computer Science and Statistics from university of Dar es salaam and MBA in Information Technology Management from Coventry University. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems from University of Cape Town. Due to his future career ambition, Dr. Tossy now is doing Bachelor of Education (Policy and Management) at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT).

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