Information Technology and Societal Development

Information Technology and Societal Development

Andrew Targowski (Independent Researcher, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: October, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 462
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-004-2
ISBN13: 9781605660042|ISBN10: 1605660043|EISBN13: 9781605660059
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Description:

Latent in the current environment of rapid technological advances are breakthroughs waiting to be discovered that will have profound impacts on how organizations will cope with the direction civilization is taking.

Information Technology and Societal Development examines in depth the full range of impacts of information technology on civilization and the development of societies. Uniquely broad in the scope of examining the societal implications of informational technology, this groundbreaking reference work makes an essential contribution to research libraries worldwide.

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

  • Accumulation principle
  • Architecture of a civilization
  • Civilization approach to human development
  • Civilization continuity and memory
  • Civilization evolution
  • Civilization life-cycle
  • Communicated harmony
  • Contemporary civilization approach
  • Eco-philosophy
  • Harmonic development of existence
  • Information Technology
  • Methods of civilization study
  • Planet civilization
  • Social Development
  • Strategies of civilization development
  • Universal laws of civilization
  • Wisdom principle
  • World-system approach
Reviews and Testimonials

This book presents the contingency theory of civilization (as a product of social development) based on the information (including info-communication technology) handling and processing approach, which may turn our attention and action to how at least to survive on Earth.

– Andrew Targowski, Haworth College of Business, USA

This book includes extensive discussions on the concepts and dimensions of information and communication technology in terms of how that technology has shaped humanity and transformed it into an

– e-communicating species.

This book was written for a wide audience.

– Book News Inc. (February 2009)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Andrew Targowski was engaged in the development of social computing in totalitarian Poland (INFOSTRADA and Social Security # for 38 million citizens-PESEL, 1972) and received political asylum in the U.S. during the crackdown on solidarity in 1981. He has been a professor of business information systems at Western Michigan University since 1980. He published 21 books on information technology, history, and political science (Red Fascism, 1982) in English and Polish. During the 1990s, he was a director of the TeleCITY of Kalamazoo Project, one of the first digital cities in the U.S. He investigates the role of information-communication in enterprise, economy, and civilization. He is a president of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations and a former chairman of the Advisory Council of the Information Resources Management Association (1995-2003).
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