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Digital Economy Innovations and Impacts on Society

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Right now is the time for new opinions and new ideas to be generated and be presented as a solution. With the ever changing economic status of society, prosperity depends on the ability to run and maintain an active equilibrium between society and individuals. Therefore, it is essential for both parties to promote innovation and creativity in order to enable a proper and valuable lifestyle.
Digital Economy Innovations and Impacts on Society provides theoretical and practical approaches about digital economy, increasing people’s awareness on what the digital economy is and exactly what competitive advantages exist to provide information technology and innovation as its main resources. This publication focuses on rethinking the classical economic theory in the context of new technology, information, and innovation, making it a publication that brings the best research to the forefront for economics and social researchers, academicians, professionals and practitioners.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. International Editorial Review Board
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1:
    1. Chapter 1: Digital Economy and Knowledge Economics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Supply Chain Management in the Context of Economic Area
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. ECONOMIC AREA OF OULU
      4. 3. LITERATURE REVIEW FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORKS AND EXTENSIONS TO LOCATION
      5. 4. THE DEVELOPMENT OF OULU IN THE CONTEXT OF SCM
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Direct Taxation and E-Commerce
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PRINCIPLES OF DIRECT TAXATION AND E-COMMERCE
      4. 3. DIRECT TAXATION: IMPLICATION FOR TAX POLICY AND TAX ADMINISTRATION
      5. 4. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2:
    1. Chapter 4: Knowledge Management Solution to Challenges of Higher Education in South Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHALLENGES FACING SOUTH AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCATION
      4. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PARADIGM
      5. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
      6. KM BENEFITS TO UNIVERSITIES
      7. CHALLENGES OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
      8. WAY FORWARD FOR KM IN SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: The Middle Out Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE GLOBAL PROGRAM
      4. EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURE
      5. THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM
      6. MANAGERIAL ASPECTS
    3. Chapter 6: University Education and Intellectual Property in the Digital Era
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ISSUES
      4. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 7: Opportunities and Challenges of Emerging Technologies in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EVOLUTION OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR PEDAGOGICAL POTENTIAL
      4. MOTIVATION FOR THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      5. GUIDELINES FOR THE DESIGN OF A TEACHING PROJECT BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF SoTL
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3:
    1. Chapter 8: Digital Divide in India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. CONCEPT AND MEASUREMENT OF DIGITAL DIVIDE
      5. DIGITAL DIVIDE IN INDIA: THE STATE OF ART
      6. DETERMINANTS OF DIGITAL DIVIDE IN INDIA
      7. POLICY FOR ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES IN BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
      8. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    2. Chapter 9: Universal Broadband
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND METHODS
      5. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Bridging the Digital Divide by Open Source
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTEXT
      4. THE HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT IN MOZAMBIQUE
      5. NORTH-SOUTH COLLABORATION
      6. HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND ORGANIZATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION
      7. APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY AND APPROPRIATE ICT
      8. OBSERVATIONS OF SW CHARACTERISTICS
      9. OPEN SOURCE AND EFFECTIVE USE
      10. SOFTWARE LICENSING
      11. OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND CULTURE OF OPEN SOURCE
      12. COMMUNITY INITIATED VS. SPINOUT PROJECTS
      13. ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
      14. GOVERNANCE
      15. FAVORABLE PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS
      16. OPEN SOURCE IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRY CONTEXT
      17. CONCLUSIONS: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR BEST PRACTICE OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT
      18. MODEL OVERVIEW
      19. BUILDING BLOCKS
      20. FURTHER RESEARCH
    4. Chapter 11: Implementation of Discrete and Integrated IT
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 12: Next Generation Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1.1 INTRODUCTION
    6. Chapter 13: For All of Our Languages We are Not Natives Here
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE THEORY OF AUTOPOIESIS
      3. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND DEVELOPMENT
      4. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: A RE-REVISIONIST HISTORY
      5. OTHER MODELS FOR CAPACITY BUILDING
    7. Chapter 14: Deconstructing the ‘Digital Divide’ In Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DIGITAL DIVIDE AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEXUS
      4. 3. THE DIGITAL DIVIDE DEBATE
      5. 4. DECONSTRUCTING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE PHENOMENON
      6. 5. EMERGING AND NEW GENERATION DIGITAL DIVIDE CAUSES IN AFRICA
      7. 6. BENEFITS OF BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
      8. 7. INTERVENTIONS NEEDED TO BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN AFRICA
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 4:
    1. Chapter 15: Ethnographic Approach to User-Centred Evaluation of Telecentres
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RELEVANT LITERATURE
      4. 3. RESEARCH DESIGN
      5. 4. FINDINGS
      6. 5. SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND SOCIAL CHANGE
      7. 6. ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Outsourcing Contract Success
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT OF THE QUALITY FRAMEWORK FOR OUTSOURCING CONTRACTS
      5. TOP MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
      6. CONTRIBUTIONS AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors
  13. Index