Sustainable Economic Development and the Influence of Information Technologies: Dynamics of Knowledge Society Transformation

Sustainable Economic Development and the Influence of Information Technologies: Dynamics of Knowledge Society Transformation

Muhammed Karatas (Mugla University, Turkey) and Mustafa Zihni Tunca (Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey)
Release Date: February, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 358
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-709-1
ISBN13: 9781615207091|ISBN10: 1615207090|EISBN13: 9781615207107
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Description:

Positive change in society depends highly on a variety of innovative technologies. Sustainability and transformation of the knowledge society helps create developing nations that can survive during times of global turbulence.

Sustainable Economic Development and the Influence of Information Technologies: Dynamics of Knowledge Society Transformation provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area of information technology as it relates to sustainable economic development and the development of knowledge societies. This innovative publication highlights the influence of information technologies and the significance of the knowledge society on economic development in the 21st century.

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

  • Climate change and sustainable technologies
  • Factors promoting IT use by SMEs
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Identifying sources of growth
  • IT-enabled services
  • Lessons for development economists
  • Regional innovation strategies
  • Savings, investments, and sustainable growth
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustaining economic growth
Reviews & Statements

The editors, Dr. Karatas and Dr. Tunca give us an opportunity to get the whole picture of the influence of ICTs on sustainable economic development in this book. This edited book represents a unique contribution to the literature as the contributors from different countries deeply investigate a variety of highly interesting topics from different perspectives.

– Prof.Dr.İsrafil Kurtcephe, Rector, University of Akdeniz, Turkey
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Muhammed Karatas received his Ph.D. from Mugla University, Turkey. He is currently working as an associate professor at Mugla University. His main areas of interests are economic development, socioeconomic development, human capital, natural resources and the economy of the environment, the European Union, and innovation and technology. He teaches on the topics of natural resources and the economy of the environment, economic development and growth, economics, international economic integration and the European Union, international institutions, and the economics of innovation. He has published a number of papers and book chapters in various subjects.
Mustafa Zihni Tunca is an associate professor at Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey. He is the director of e-MBA Program at SDU. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Lancaster University, UK. His research interests include e-commerce, ICTs, and supply chain management. He has published several papers, book chapters and conferance papers. He is the editor of two books.
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