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E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis

Book Description

Implementation of technology into social and economic developments have provided key strengths in improving competitiveness and meeting the demands of modern society for life and the economy; including adapting to green development as a means to confront the economic crisis. E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis brings together a multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge on the application of electronic and mobile innovations towards the sustainable development of the economy. Providing an opportunity to identify effective e-innovation and successful practices, this book is essential for researchers, students, rural developers, and academics in the fields of economics, sustainable development, informatics, and the environment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Conceptual Frameworks, Principles, and Techniques on E-Innovation and ICT Adoption
    1. Chapter 1: ICT for Sustainable Growth and Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
      4. CHALLENGES IN TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Green ICT Applications towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ICT
      4. GREEN ICT ACTIVITIES
      5. GREEN ICT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
      6. GREEN ICT APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: ICT
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE INTERFACE URBAN-RURAL COMMUNITIES
      4. ISSUES AND PROBLEMS: SOME CASE ANALYSIS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION IN ICT ANALYSIS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Wellbeing and Rural Excellences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WELLBEING AND TERRITORIAL SYSTEMS WITH RURAL VOCATION
      4. TOWARD A RESPONSIBLE VALORIZATION OF RURAL SYSTEMS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: ICT and Regional Growth in Europe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY AND THE EMPIRICAL MODEL
      4. SUMMARY CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Technological Innovation and Adoptive Ability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A MODEL OF OPTIMAL REGIONAL GROWTH
      4. ADOPTIVE ABILITIES AND MOVEMENTS TOWARDS EQUILIBRIUM
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX
    7. Chapter 7: Augmented Reality (AR) Applications in Agriculture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MOBILE TRENDS IN AUGMENTED REALITY
      5. APPLICATION SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 8: Resource Conservation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SPATIAL INSTRUMENTS USEFUL IN THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
      5. SUCCESSFUL FORMS OF RESOURCES CONSERVATION AT REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVEL
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Extensive Case Studies, Applications, and Successful Stories on E-Innovation and ICT Adoption
    1. Chapter 9: Using E-Learning to Address the Educational Digital Divide in Remote Communities in the EU
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REMOTE AREAS IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES: WHAT CAN E-LEARNING DO?
      4. REVIT: AIMS, METHODOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE, INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND ASSESSMENT
      5. CONCLUSIVE REMARKS: THE POTENTIALS OF THE REVIT APPROACH
    2. Chapter 10: Digital Traceability System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WHEAT DIGITAL TRACEABILITY SYSTEM
      5. MATERIALS AND METHODS
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Local Web-Based Networks in Rural Municipalities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE ESSENTIAL ISSUES AND OPINIONS
      4. THE STUDY OF THE LOCAL WEB-BASED NETWORKS
      5. CONCLUSION AND PERSPECTIVES
      6. FUTURE WORK AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
    4. Chapter 12: Turning the Table(t)s?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CHANGING TIMES: AGRICULTURE IN THE INFORMATION AGE
      3. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 13: Proposing a Supply Chain Model for the Production-Distribution of Fuelwood in Greece using Multiobjective Programming
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM
      4. MATHEMATICAL FORMULATION
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 14: Strategies for the Development of New Products in the Spanish Agri-Food Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INNOVATION IN THE SPANISH AGRI-FOOD SECTOR
      5. MEASURING THE EFFECT OF INNOVATION AND E-INNOVATION ACTIVITIES ON PRODUCT INNOVATION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 15: Web Marketing Strategies in Agro Food SMEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW ON WINE WEB MARKETING
      4. DATA AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    8. Chapter 16: Environmental Sustainability Initiatives in the Agrifood Supply Chain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      4. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. ANALYSIS
      7. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 17: A Social Survey on How the Economic Crisis Affects Peoples' Attitudes towards Environmental Subjects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. SOCIAL SURVEY RESULTS
      5. CROSS-REFERENCED RESULTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Glossary
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors