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Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries

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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 still struggle to bridge the digital divide.

Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries: Studies on Implementation, Application, and Use investigates the perception of the value of Web 2.0, the adoption and application of its technologies, as well as the different approaches and innovations necessary for the implementation of Web applications in developing countries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Web 2.0 and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    6. RESEARCH LIMITATIONS
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
    8. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 2: Designing and Implementing Online Collaboration Tools in West Africa
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
    5. PROJECT DESIGN AND RESULTS
    6. CRITICAL FACTORS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 3: The Conceptualization of a Research Model for the Measurement of e-Government 2.0 Readiness in the Developing Countries
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. WEB 2.0 AND E-DEMOCRACY
    3. BACKGROUND OF E-GOVERNMENT 2.0
    4. PROPOSED RESEARCH MODEL
    5. FUTURE IMPLEMENTATIONS OF E-GOVERNMENT 2.0 IN SOUTH SUDAN
    6. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 4: The Role of Web 2.0 in the Arab Spring
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ARAB SPRING AND WEB 2.0: USING PATH DEPENDENCE TO EXPLAIN THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
    4. E-GOVERNMENT AND E-GOVERNANCE
    5. MEDIA IN THE ARAB WORLD: HISTORICAL CONTEXT
    6. NEW COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY IN THE ARAB WORLD
    7. SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE PATH TOWARD DEMOCRACY: THE CASES OF MOROCCO, EGYPT, BAHRAIN, AND LIBYA
    8. CONCLUSION: WEB 2.0 AND THE ARAB AWAKENING
  13. Chapter 5: Web 2.0 Goes Mobile
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: FACTORS INFLUENCING CONSUMER ADOPTION OF MOBILE SOCIAL NETWORKS
    4. MAIN BARRIERS TO ADOPTING MOBILE SOCIAL NETWORKS
    5. THE CASE STUDY: MOBILE SOCIAL NETWORKS USE IN SPAIN BY SPANISH TEENAGERS
    6. RESULTS
    7. FACTORS INFLUENCING ATTITUDES TOWARDS MOBILE SOCIAL NETWORKS USAGE
    8. FACTORS INFLUENCING FREQUENCY OF USE OF MOBILE SOCIAL NETWORKS
    9. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
    10. APPENDIX 1: QUESTIONNAIRE
  14. Chapter 6: Computing Postgraduate Programmes in the UK and Brazil
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE BACKGROUND FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
    4. DISTANCE EDUCATION INITIATIVES
    5. WEB 2.0 SUPPORT FOR COMPUTING POSTGRADUATE DISTANCE EDUCATION
    6. LESSONS FROM EXPERIENCE IN COMPUTING POSTGRADUATE DISTANCE EDUCATION
    7. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 7: Enterprise 2.0 Impact on Company Performance in Developing Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. STATISTICAL EVIDENCE OF ENTERPRISE 2.0 IMPACT ON PERFORMANCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
    5. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. APPENDIX
  16. Chapter 8: Toward Web 2.0 Integration in Indonesian Education
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. BACKGROUND ON INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT AND LAWS
    5. THE STATUS OF WEB 2.0 IN INDONESIAN EDUCATION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 9: Users’ Involvement in the Innovation Process through Web 2.0
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OPEN INNOVATION
    4. USERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN INNOVATION PROCESS AND NPD
    5. FRAMEWORK PROPOSAL FOR USER INVOLVEMENT
    6. RESEARCH METHOD
    7. THE AUTO COMPANY PROJECT
    8. ANALYSIS OF THE AUTO COMPANY PROJECT
    9. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 10: Facilitating the Egyptian Uprising
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BUREAUCRACIES FIGHTING FREE EXPRESSION ONLINE
    4. THE EGYPTIAN MEDIA ENVIRONMENT
    5. FROM 6 APRIL, 2008, TO 25 JANUARY, 2011
    6. EXAMINING THE ROLE OF FACEBOOK IN THE UPRISING
    7. FINDINGS
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. SUMMARY
  19. Chapter 11: Technological Support for Online Communities Focusing on Music Creation
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BRAZILIAN CULTURE AND BRAZILIAN CREATIVITY STYLE
    4. THE CODES ENVIRONMENT
    5. CODES AS COMMUNITYWARE: SUPPORTING SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICES AND ONLINE COMMUNITIES HAVING MUSIC AS INTRINSIC MOTIVATION
  20. Chapter 12: Using Social Media Technology to Improve Collaboration
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. MESSAGE ANALYSIS
    6. SURVEY RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. APPENDIX: THE SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE
  21. Chapter 13: Web 2.0 as a Foundation for Social Media Marketing
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 14: Virtual Collaborative Learning
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 15: The Use of Web 2.0 Technologies by Students from Developed and Developing Countries
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE CASE STUDY
    5. THE CONSTRUCTIVIST TEACHING AND LEARNING APPROACH USED IN THIS CASE STUDY
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. LIMITATIONS OF THIS STUDY
  24. Chapter 16: Assessing E-Health in Africa
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES IN E-HEALTH SECTOR: PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS' PERSPECTIVES
    5. ICT USAGE AND BARRIERS FOR E-HEALTH IMPLEMENTATION IN AFRICA
    6. E-HEALTH APPLICATION AREAS
    7. CONCLUSION
  25. Compilation of References
  26. About the Contributors