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Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign

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In the last few years, most parts of the world have morphed into an electronically interdependent economic unit where a disruption in one marketplace affects the others. New technologies have emerged, transforming the ways we do business and, consequently, redesigning the world. Innovation in disruptive technologies pushes new and more agile firms to set new benchmarks and forces established companies to revisit existing models or re-invent themselves to stay competitive. Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications provides case studies as well as practical and theoretical papers on the issues surrounding disruptive technologies, innovation, global redesign. This book will be a useful reference for academics, students, policymakers and professionals in the fields of emerging and disruptive technologies, innovation, economic planning, technology and society, technology transfer, and general technology management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Preface
    1. STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Disruptive Technologies
    1. Chapter 1: Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PROCESS OF DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS
      4. GLOBAL REDESIGN AND EMERGING IMPLICATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Innovation Risk Path Assessing for a Newly Emerging Science and Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY AND DATA
      5. CASE STUDY
      6. CONCLUSION WITH FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Disruptive Product Innovation Strategy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRENDS OF PORTABLE MUSIC PLAYER DISRUPTION
      4. THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      5. PORTABLE DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYER (IPOD): A CASE OF DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION
      6. PREDICTIONS FOR THE PORTABLE MUSIC MARKET
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Is the Mobile Phone a Disruptive Technology?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE MOBILE PHONE ECONOMY
      4. SEARCH COST AND MARKET EFFICIENCY
      5. MIDDLEMEN, MARKET POWER, AND TRUST
      6. ORGANISATION AND COOPERATION
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Disruptive Product Strategy for Industry First Mover
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. RESEARCH BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Technology Breakthrough and Mutability Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION: TOWARDS EMERGING MARKET DISRUPTION
      3. 2. DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY REVISITED
      4. 3. PRO-ACTIVE BEHAVIORAL CHANGES: EVOLUTION VERSUS REVOLUTION
      5. 4. BETWEEN SHIFT AND CHANGE: DEMAND- AND SUPPLY-DRIVEN PROCESS
      6. 5. ROAD MAPPING EMERGING DISRUPTING TECHNOLOGIES
      7. 6. TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGH: AGILITY, DISCIPLINE IMPROVISATION AND MUTABILITY
      8. 7. CONCLUSION: DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION, A BREAKTHROUGH PARADIGM
      9. 9. APPENDIX 1: TOP TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGHS OF 2008
    7. Chapter 7: Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. NANOSCIENCES AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES: INTRODUCTION TO THEIR MAIN FEATURES
      4. NANOSCIENCES AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES AS GENERAL PURPOSE TECHNOLOGY
      5. THE DISRUPTIVE CHARACTER OF NANOSCIENCES AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES
      6. FORECASTING DEVELOPMENT PATHS FOR NANOTECHNOLOGIES AND NANOSCIENCES
      7. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Innovation
    1. Chapter 8: How Firms Deal with Discontinuous Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SEARCH PRACTICES FOR RADICAL INNOVATION UNDER DISCONTINUOUS CONDITIONS
      4. FINDINGS
    2. Chapter 9: Strategy and Policy Issues Related to Nanotechnology Innovations in Medical Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NNI ROADMAPPING OF N&N EDUCATION WORLDWIDE
      4. WHY DO MEDICS NEED NANO-EDUCATION
      5. EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY — INFRASTRUCTURE AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
      6. TEACHING ABOUT SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH - CONCEPTUALIZATION OF NANOSCIENCE LEARNING METHODS AND STRATEGY
      7. LEARNING BY INTERACTING - TRAINING STUDENTS TO BE INTERACTIONAL EXPERTS
      8. LEARNING BY TRAINING - WHAT DO MEDICAL STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW AND WHY
      9. STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESS, OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION OF NANOSCIENCE EDUCATION IN MEDICINE
    3. Chapter 10: Phytoremediation of Nickel
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NICKEL
      4. NICKEL HYPERACCUMULATION IN PLANTS
      5. NICKEL HYPERACCUMULATION MECHANISMS
      6. CHELATING AGENTS IN NICKEL PHYTOREMEDIATION
      7. GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS FOR NICKEL PHYTOREMEDIATION
      8. TREATMENT WETLAND SYSTEMS
      9. IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES
    4. Chapter 11: Innovation in Financing Mechanism of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. INNOVATIVE FINANCING MECHANISM: EXISTING
      4. 3. CASE STUDIES
      5. 4. PROPOSED INNOVATIVE FINANCING MECHANISM
      6. 5. FUTURE SCOPE
      7. APPENDIX: FINANCING ORGANIZATIONS AND OBJECTIVES
    5. Chapter 12: Branding Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. Chapter 13: Technological Learning and Innovations in Indigenous Leather Clusters in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    7. Chapter 14: Social Networks, Online Technologies, and Virtual Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GLOBAL REVOLUTIONARY/COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY PRACTICES OF VIRTUAL EDUCATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 15: VoIP vs GSM Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Global Redesign
    1. Chapter 16: Technology Transfer Means and Processes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PHASES OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
      4. MODELS OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER DECISIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 17: Planning and Designing Educational Technology for Low-Income Communities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF THE ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD: A DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY?
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 18: Technology and the Multipolar Global Economy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 19: Rethinking Mass Communication Theories in the Internet Era
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 20: Dream and the Reality
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND OF DIGITAL ECONOMY
      4. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS OF THE STUDY AND DIGITAL BANGLADESH SO FAR...
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 21: Market Pitfalls and Economics of New Health Technologies in Developing Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WORLDWIDE NEW HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES
      4. MARKET PITFALLS AND HEALTH
      5. MEANS TO ADDRESS THE SHORTCOMINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 22: Expense and Exposure
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 4: Emerging Impacts and Implications
    1. Chapter 23: The Impact of Genetic Testing and Genetic Information on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in North America
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ETHICAL, LEGAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES FRAMEWORK
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 24: Technology Diffusion and Economic Progress in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 TECHNOLOGICAL DIFFUSION IN AFRICA: SOME STYLIZED FACTS
      4. 3 LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. 4 METHOD OF ANALYSIS
      6. 5 ANALYSIS OF DATA
      7. 6 CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 25: Consequences of Disruptive Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
      4. BUSINESS OPERATIONS VIEW OF DISRUPTIVENESS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 26: Dual-SIM Phones
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1.0 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2.0 THE NEED FOR DUAL SIM MOBILE PHONE
      4. 3.0 THE DISRUPTIVE IMPACT OF DUAL-SIM TECHNOLOGY
      5. 4.0 CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 27: Policy Influence of Solar PV Diffusion into the Nigerian Rural Energy Mix
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1.0 BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. 2.0 CURRENT SITUATION IN THE NIGERIAN ELECTRICITY SECTOR AND SOLAR ELECTRICITY OPTION FOR IMPROVED ACCESS TO ENERGY SERVICES
      4. 3.0 SOLAR ELECTRICITY DEMAND
      5. 4.0 ANALYSIS OF ENERGY DEMAND SPLIT FOR LIGHTING IN THE SIX VILLAGES
      6. APPENDIX 1:QUESTIONNAIRE FOR SOLAR PV USERS
    6. Chapter 28: Coordination, Monitoring, and Impact Evaluation of Technology Incubators in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. OPERATION OF TECHNOLOGY INCUBATORS
      4. 3. EVALUATION BENCHMARKING FOR INCUBATOR OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE
      5. 4. COORDINATION AND MONITORING OF ACTIVITIES OF TECHNOLOGY INCUBATORS OUTPUTS
      6. 5. SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors