Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology: Trends and Tools

Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology: Trends and Tools

Abel Usoro (University of the West of Scotland, UK), Grzegorz Majewski (University of the West of Scotland, UK), Princely Ifinedo (Cape Breton University, Canada) and Iwara Arikpo (University of Calabar, Nigeria)
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Release Date: May, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 326
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1637-0
ISBN13: 9781466616370|ISBN10: 1466616377|EISBN13: 9781466616387
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Description:

No aspect of business, public, or private lives in developed economies can be discussed today without acknowledging the role of information and communication technologies (ICT). A shortage of studies still exists, however, on how ICTs can help developing economies.

Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology: Trends and Tools moves toward filling the gap in research on ICT and developing nations, bringing these countries one step closer to advancement through technology. This essential publication will bring together ideas, views, and perspectives helpful to government officials, business professionals, and other individuals worldwide as they consider the use of ICT for socio-economic progress in the developing world.

Coverage:

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

  • Community networking and information systems
  • Digital divide and developing countries
  • Distance Education and E-Learning
  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • E-Government
  • E-Tourism
  • Global Information Systems
  • IT Research and Theory
  • Knowledge Management
  • Software Engineering
Reviews and Testimonials

The book is timely, authoritative and comprehensive through a detailed view of recent Information Technology (IT) 'trends and tools' which may be exploited for the benefit of developing countries. Few agendas are more important within our globally engaged world where experience, expertise and examples may be translated and adopted from mature economies to less advantaged areas of our planet.

– Professor Raymond A Hackney, Brunel University, UK
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Editor/Author Biographies
Abel Usoro, Ph.D., lectures in the School of Computing, University of the West of Scotland, UK. His current research interests are information systems which include knowledge management, e-learning, and tourism. He has published book chapters and in refereed international conferences and journals (such as International Journal of Global Information Management and International Journal of Knowledge Management). His academic work and research have taken him to countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, North and South America. He is Editor-in-Chief of Computing and Information Systems Journal, Associate Editor of JEDMIFM, and member of editorial boards of other international journals. He is a member of scientific committees of many international conferences and chairs one of them (Conference on Information Technology and Economic Development). He is also a member of the British Computing Society and the lead editor of Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology
Grzegorz Majewski holds an MSc degree awarded by the Warsaw School of Economics and another by the University of the West of Scotland. He has worked for the telecommunication and finance industry. He is active in the research field presenting his papers at international conferences and publishing in refereed journals. His current research focuses on Knowledge Management, Innovation, Social Networks, e-Learning and Immersive Virtual Worlds.
Princely Ifinedo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University, Canada. He holds a doctoral degree in Information Systems from the University of Jyväskylä (Eximia Cum Laude Approbatur) and master’s degrees from the University of London and Tallinn University of Technology. He has presented research at various international IS conferences (including a Best Track Paper at the 2008 AMCIS), contributed chapters to several books/encyclopedias, and published in several reputable peer-reviewed journal including JCIS, DATABASE, JSS, CHB, JOCEC, JITM, IMDS, EIS, IJITDM, JITD, JITM, JGTIM, EG, JISP, and Internet Research. He has authored (and co-authored) more than 80 publications. Dr. Ifinedo’s current research interests include ERP system success measurement, global IT management, IT adoption in SMEs and healthcare, cross-cultural issues in IS, IS security and privacy issues, and the diffusion of IS in transiting and developing economies. He is affiliated with AIS, ISACA, and DSI.
Iwara I Arikpo teaches Computer Science at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. His current research interests are software engineering which includes software project management, agile software development and software process improvement. He also researches in computer information systems, computer architecture, health informatics, among others. He has published papers, in refereed international conferences and journals (such as Global Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Computing Information System Journal, Scientia Africana, International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, International Journal of Global Business). His academic work has taken him to a number of African countries and some parts of Europe. He is a Local Chair of the international Conference on Information Technology & Economic Development (CITED); a member of professional bodies such as Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, Nigeria Computer Society; and an editor of Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology: Trends and tools published by IGI Global. Contact: iiarikpo@gmail.com.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Dr Rosemary Burnley, Park Square Luton, UK 
  • Prof Malcolm Crowe, University of the West of Scotland, UK 
  • Dr Christiana Koutra, Bournemouth University, UK 
  • Prof Matthew Kuofie, Central Michigan University, USA 
  • Dr Vincent Ribiere, Bangkok University, Thailand 
  • Dr Mark Stansfield, University of the West of Scotland, UK