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Global Diffusion and Adoption of Technologies for Knowledge and Information Sharing

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Globalized marketing strategies continue to increase the development of global business through its latest advances in technology. The adoption of new technologies for businesses and organizations fluctuate throughout different regions of the world. Global Diffusion and Adoption of Technologies for Knowledge and Information Sharing provides diverse insights from researchers and practitioners around the world to offer their knowledge on the comparisons of international enterprises. This book is useful to managers and practitioners to improve business practices and keep an open dialogue about global information management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Analyzing ICT and Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
    4. METHOD AND DATA COLLECTION
    5. THE CASE OF THAILAND
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. ENSURING A SUPPLY OF QUALIFIED WORKERS
    8. EXPLOITING DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS
    9. RECONFIGURING INDUSTRIAL AND INFORMATION POLICY
    10. POLICY AND RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS FOR INFORMATION ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT
    11. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: Country Environments and the Adoption of IT Outsourcing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: Evaluating Web Site Support Capabilities in Sell-Side B2B Transaction Processes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INDUCTION OF ECONOMIES AND IT CAPABILITIES IN NEW ZEALAND AND TAIWAN
    4. B2B E-COMMERCE
    5. B2B TRANSACTION PROCESS
    6. ROLES OF WEB SITES IN B2B E-COMMERCE
    7. WEB SITE EVALUATION
    8. METHODOLOGY
    9. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. APPENDIX A
    12. APPENDIX B
  9. Chapter 4: Contextual Factors, Knowledge Processes and Performance in Global Sourcing of IT Services
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONTEXT OF GLOBAL SOURCING IN CHINA
    4. CONSTRUCTS, CONCEPTUAL MODEL, AND HYPOTHESES
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. APPENDIX
  10. Chapter 5: Knowledge Transfer in Offshore Outsourcing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH BACKGROUND
    4. THE CONTEXT OF VIETNAM
    5. RESEARCH METHOD
    6. CASE ANALYSIS
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: Factors Affecting Usage of Information Technology in Support of Knowledge Sharing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH GAP AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN
    6. CASE ANALYSIS
    7. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Influence of Knowledge Management Infrastructure on Innovative Business Processes and Market-Interrelationship Performance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
    5. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. APPENDIX
  13. Chapter 8: Offshore Vendors’ Software Development Team Configurations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STRUCTURAL CONFIGURATION
    4. COMPARING DISTRIBUTED ISD TEAM CONFIGURATIONS: THE ROLE OF FLEXIBILITY
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. DISTRIBUTED ISD TEAM CONFIGURATIONS OF OFFSHORE VENDORS
    7. COMPARISON OF THE DISTRIBUTED ISD TEAM CONFIGURATIONS ON THE FLEXIBILITY DIMENSIONS
    8. CONTRIBUTIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
  14. Chapter 9: Persistent Barriers to E-commerce in Developing Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
    5. METHODS
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: Asymmetric Interaction in Competitive Internet Technology Diffusion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    5. MODEL DEVELOPMENT
    6. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS
    7. DATA ANALYSIS
    8. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: Technology Adoption in Post-Conflict Regions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. POST CONFLICT REGIONS AS A SPECIAL CASE OF A DEVELOPING COUNTRY
    4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION THEORIES
    5. ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE (EDI) ADOPTION
    6. SYNTHESIS AND PRIMARY RESEARCH QUESTION
    7. POST-CONFLICT COUNTRY CASE STUDY: KOSOVO
    8. RESEARCH DESIGN
    9. FINDINGS
    10. DISCUSSION
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. APPENDIX
  17. Chapter 12: Do Cultural Differences Matter in IT Implementation?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COLLABORATIVE PLANNING, FORECASTING AND REPLENISHMENT
    4. NATIONAL CULTURE
    5. APPLYING HOFSTEDE NATIONAL CULTURAL DIMENSIONS TO CPFR IMPLEMENTATION
    6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    7. CPFR INITIATIVES WITH GLOBAL PARTNERS IN A U.S. BASED COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
    8. HOFSTEDE INTERPRETATION OF OBSERVED DIFFERENCES
    9. THE SUPPLIER’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT EVALUATION OF HOFSTEDE DIMENSIONS
    10. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  18. Chapter 13: An Exploratory Cross-National Study of Information Sharing and Human Resource Information Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND LITERATURE
    4. RELEVANT THEORY
    5. RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
    6. RESEARCH METHODS
    7. RESULTS
    8. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    9. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    10. APPENDIX
  19. Chapter 14: Modeling the Success of Small and Medium Sized Online Vendors in Business to Business Electronic Marketplaces in China
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE RESEARCH CONTEXT – CHINESE B2B ONLINE MARKETPLACES
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    5. RESEARCH METHODS
    6. DISCUSSION OF THE CODING RESULTS AND RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CODES
    7. INTERNET-LEVERAGED DYNAMIC CAPABILITIES
    8. THEORIZING MOTIVATION CAPABILITY RELATIONSHIPS
    9. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    10. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    11. RESEARCH LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    12. APPENDIX
  20. Chapter 15: Trust and Perceived Risk of Personal Information as Antecedents of Online Information Disclosure
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. RESEARCH MODEL
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSIONS, IMPLICATIONS AND LIMITATIONS
    7. APPENDIX A.
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors