Perspectives on ICT4D and Socio-Economic Growth Opportunities in Developing Countries

Perspectives on ICT4D and Socio-Economic Growth Opportunities in Developing Countries

Patrick Ndayizigamiye (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Glenda Barlow-Jones (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Roelien Brink (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Stella Bvuma (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Rehana Minty (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) and Siyabonga Mhlongo (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Release Date: October, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 507
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2983-6
ISBN13: 9781799829836|ISBN10: 1799829839|EISBN13: 9781799829850|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799829843
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Technology has been hailed as one of the catalysts toward economic and human development. In the current economic era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, information acquisition, transformation, and dissemination processes are posed to be the key enablers of development. However, in the context of developing countries, there is a need for more evidence on the impact that ICT has on addressing developmental issues. Such evidence is needed to make a case for investments in ICT-led interventions to improve people’s lives in developing countries.

Perspectives on ICT4D and Socio-Economic Growth Opportunities in Developing Countries is a collection of innovative research on current trends that portray the ICT and development nexus (ICT4D) from economic and human development perspectives within developing countries. While highlighting topics including mobile money, poverty alleviation, and consumer behavior, this book is ideally designed for economists, government officials, policymakers, ICT specialists, business professionals, researchers, academicians, students, and entrepreneurs.

Coverage:

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

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Digital Advertising
  • Digital Technology
  • E-Commerce
  • E-Health
  • Economic Development
  • Mobile Money
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Stakeholder Analysis
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