E-Adoption in Developing Countries
Includes 16 Titles

E-Adoption in Developing Countries

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Technology adoption in developing countries has enhanced the participation in affairs on an international level. This comprehensive book bundle of 16 scholarly titles covers topics on the digital divide & developing countries, electronic government, global business, global information technology, sustainable development, and many more. It is an essential reference for scholars, academics, and practitioners interested in providing a framework for the relationship between technology and growth in developing countries.
Release date: April 1, 2013
ISBN13: 9781466638853|EISBN13: 9781466638846


While technology continues to improve our society, culture, and economy around the world, some developing countries have only begun to receive the benefits of its influence.

The E-Adoption in Developing Countries book bundle highlights innovations and approaches towards the implementation of technologies and web applications in developing countries. This compilation of 16 scholarly titles covers topics on sustainable development, global information technology, global business, electronic government, and much more. These titles represent IGI Global's modern research on the adoption of technologies in organizational practices around the world.

Topics Covered

  • Digital Divide & Developing Countries
  • Electronic Government
  • Global Business
  • Global Information Technology
  • Sustainable Development

Books Included in this Collection

Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries: Studies on Implementation, Application, and Use
Nahed Amin Azab (The American University in Cairo, Egypt). © 2013. 561 pages.
As the majority of the world continues to move into an internet-based society we have seen significant social, cultural, economic and technological changes. Most developing countries have embraced Web 2.0 and have moved onto the next generation of the World Wide Web, however, some developing countries...
Technology, Sustainability, and Rural Development in Africa
Blessing Maumbe (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe), Julius J. Okello (University of Nairobi, Kenya). © 2013. 366 pages.
The emerging use of information and communication technologies has expanded the opportunities for rural development in Africa. Technology, Sustainability, and Rural Development in Africa provides research, analytical methods, techniques, and development policies in ICT adoption and diffusion in Africa...
ICTs for Health, Education, and Socioeconomic Policies: Regional Cases
Ahmed Driouchi (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco). © 2013. 340 pages.
Advancing technologies play an important role in the interactions between health, education, and socioeconomic policies. The subsequent outcomes between these areas require a better understanding and assessment in order to pursue further efficient coordination. ICTs for Health, Education and...
Digital Public Administration and E-Government in Developing Nations: Policy and Practice
Edward Francis Halpin (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), David Griffin (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Carolynn Rankin (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Lakshman Dissanayake (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Nazmunnessa Mahtab (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh). © 2013. 364 pages.
In recent years, it has become apparent that there are very distinct gaps between developed and developing regions in the world, especially in regards to e-government systems, infrastructures, and processes. Digital Public Administration and E-Government in Developing Nations: Policy and Practice...
E-Adoption and Technologies for Empowering Developing Countries: Global Advances
Sushil K. Sharma (Ball State University, USA). © 2012. 342 pages.
The adoption of technology has provided opportunities for increased participation in global affairs both at an individual and organizational level. As a discipline, e-adoption focuses on the requirements, policies, and implications of widespread technology use in developed and developing countries....
Handbook of Research on E-Government in Emerging Economies: Adoption, E-Participation, and Legal Frameworks
Kelvin Joseph Bwalya (University of Botswana, Botswana), Saul F.C. Zulu (University of Botswana, Botswana). © 2012. 1020 pages.
E-government applications enable interaction amongst government departments, citizens, and businesses. Benefits of e-government include encouraging social inclusion (citizens are able to participate in various socio-economic activities such as decision-making), e-participation (facilitate...
Comparing High Technology Firms in Developed and Developing Countries: Cluster Growth Initiatives
Tomas Gabriel Bas (University Adolfo Ibañez, Chile), Jingyuan Zhao (University of Québec at Montréal, Canada). © 2012. 286 pages.
Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, specialized suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions in a particular field that are present in a nation or region. The development and upgrading of clusters is an important agenda for governments, companies, and other...
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), Iwara Arikpo (University of Calabar, Nigeria). © 2012. 326 pages.
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...
Mobile Information Communication Technologies Adoption in Developing Countries: Effects and Implications
Ahmed Gad Abdel-Wahab (Mansoura University, Egypt), Ahmed Ahmed A. El-Masry (Plymoth University, UK). © 2011. 322 pages.
The mobile technology field is expanding with innovative research and discoveries that expand to all walks of life. Mobile technology may have its greatest impact in the developing world, because it brings telecommunication to districts that had never been reached before. Mobile Information...
Knowledge Management in Emerging Economies: Social, Organizational and Cultural Implementation
Minwir Al-Shammari (University of Bahrain, Bahrain). © 2011. 424 pages.
Knowledge is evolving in the new economy as a distinctive core competency and as a main source of wealth for many countries as well as companies. Managing knowledge as a non-depleting corporate resource can help in the creation of sustainable competitive advantage for today's competitive and...
ICT Acceptance, Investment and Organization: Cultural Practices and Values in the Arab World
Salam Abdallah (Abu Dhabi University, UAE), Fayez Ahmad Albadri (ADMA-OPCO, Abu Dhabi, UAE). © 2011. 278 pages.
The Arab world exhibits its own values and beliefs and poses specific challenges that are reflected on its practices of systems development, implementation and management. ICT is at the forefront of those challenges. ICT Acceptance, Investment and Organization: Cultural Practices and Values in the Arab...
Technological Advancement in Developed and Developing Countries: Discoveries in Global Information Management
M. Gordon Hunter (University of Lethbridge, Canada), Felix B. Tan (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand). © 2010. 494 pages.
Advancements in technological innovation and adoption impact modern organizations on an increasingly global level. There is now a continual need for research on recent developments and future considerations that promote the successful management of knowledge, ideas, and practice among developed and...
E-Procurement in Emerging Economies: Theory and Cases
Ashis K. Pani (XLRI, India), Amit Agrahari (SETLabs – Infosys Technologes Ltd, India). © 2007. 360 pages.
Information systems are shaped by the environment in which they operate, and e-Procurement in Emerging Economies: Theory and Cases explains how e-procurement is shaped in emerging economies. Contributors from Italy, China, India, Turkey, Slovenia, Australia, and UK have submitted case studies and...
Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges
Sherif Kamel (American University in Cairo, Egypt). © 2005. 442 pages.
Most of the literature covering electronic business focuses on the developed world. Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges provides a chance to get to know more electronic business applications, successes, failures, challenges and opportunities in the developing...
Digital Bridges: Developing Countries in the Knowledge Economy
John Afele (International Program for Africa, Canada). © 2003. 228 pages.
Globalization and global equity are built on the premise of peace. The causes of many divisions and tensions in human communities lie in the imagined or real gain of financial or material assets of some elements of the community to be at the expense of others. The global community however lacks clear...
Information Technology Management in Developing Countries
Mohammad Dadashzadeh (Wichita State University, USA). © 2002. 348 pages.
The IT revolution has affected the entire world by producing a new, Internet-based, digital economy in which geographical distance and borders have become less of an obstacle to global trade. Thanks to IT, developing countries, in every region of the world, have the opportunity to break out of the mold...