Trends and Effects of Technology Advancement in the Knowledge Society

Trends and Effects of Technology Advancement in the Knowledge Society

Miltiadis D. Lytras (Effat University, Saudi Arabia) and Isabel Novo-Corti (University of A Coruña, Spain)
Release Date: June, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 387
ISBN13: 9781466617889|ISBN10: 1466617888|EISBN13: 9781466617896|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1788-9


Technology has become a significant change agent in all aspects of our lives. We are more aware of the world, how we learn, travel, bank, and communicate. How we understand and evaluate these trends and effects of technology on Knowledge Society is very essential.

Trends and Effects of Technology Advancement in the Knowledge Society brings together academicians, industry professionals, policymakers, politicians, and government officers to look at the impact of information technology, and the knowledge-based era it is creating, on key facets of today’s world: the state, business, society, and culture. This title anchors government policies and examines the characteristics of the emerging knowledge intensive economy and social environment and investigates the “soft” and “hard” aspects of the knowledge society, providing organizational and cultural frameworks, as well as infrastructures enabled by the evolution of information technologies.

Topics Covered

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

  • E-learning for the knowledge society
  • Emerging technologies for the society and humanity
  • Government and democracy in the knowledge society
  • Information Technologies
  • Knowledge management systems
  • Knowledge, learning, education, and learning technologies
  • Management of tourism and entertainment
  • Social and humanistic computing for the knowledge society
  • Technology for culture management
  • Tourism networks in the knowledge society

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Miltiadis D. Lytras has co-edited/co-edits, 25 special issues in International Journals (e.g., IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Transactions on Education, Computers in Human Behaviour, etc.) and has authored/[co-]edited 12 books (e.g., Open Source for Knowledge and Learning Management, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Knowledge Management, Intelligent Learning Infrastructures for Knowledge Intensive Organizations, and Semantic Based Information Systems). He is the founder and officer of the Semantic Web and Information Systems Special Interest Group in the association for information systems ( He serves as the (Co) Editor-in-Chief of 12 international journals (e.g., International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, International Journal on Social and Humanistic Computing, International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, International Journal on Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, International Journal of Electronic Democracy, International Journal of Electronic Banking, and International Journal of Electronic Trade) while he is an associate editor or editorial board member of seven more.