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Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society

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The phrase “information society” is one so ubiquitous it has become passé, but its continued use, even in academic spheres, indicates a shared acknowledgement: that information, in its myriad mercurial forms, has become so integrated into every facet of modern life that it must be considered first and foremost when making any attempt to describe the character of the age. The Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society brings together an international and interdisciplinary forum of scholars and researchers to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role that information plays in all aspects of modern society. Through case-studies and empirical analyses, this volume provides an audience of academics, researchers, students, and professionals with a timely and straightforward reference source on the role that information technology plays in such spheres as law enforcement, democracy, governance, finance, rural development, and more. Featuring empirical research and real-world case studies, this handbook explores concepts including, but not limited to, consumer culture, the impact of information and communication technologies on business innovation, cloud computing services, open and unrestricted data, and the potential value of affective computing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Amir Manzoor, Bahria University, Pakistan
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Section 1: Understanding the Information Society
    1. Chapter 1: The Making of the Information Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE INFORMATION SOCIETY (IS)
      4. TECHNOLOGICAL DETERMINISM
      5. TOWARDS DEFINING 'INFORMATION SOCIETY'
      6. CHANGE IS THE KEY
      7. INFORMATION VS. CHANGE
      8. IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY
      9. THE SUPPORT OF ECONOMY
      10. OCCUPATIONAL SUPPORT
      11. VALUE OF 'TIME' AND 'SPACE'
      12. CULTURAL HOMOGENEITY
      13. TECHNOLOGICAL
      14. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
      15. MEDIA CONVERGENCE
      16. ECONOMIC
      17. INFORMATION AND ECONOMY
      18. OCCUPATIONAL
      19. SERVICE SOCIETY
      20. SPATIAL
      21. INFORMATION AND SPACE
      22. INEQUALITY AND SPACE
      23. CULTURAL
      24. CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
      25. PLAUSIBLE IMPLICATIONS OF THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
      26. CONCLUSION
      27. REFERENCES
      28. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: A Design Framework for Evolving a Citizen-Centric Information Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. I. BACKGROUND
      3. II. REVIEW OF LITERATURE: RELATING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION SOCIETY AND E-GOVERNANCE TO ACHIEVE A CITIZEN-CENTRIC E-GOVERNANCE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
      4. III. PROPOSED PRINCIPLES FOR IMBUING CITIZEN-CENTRICITY IN DESIGN OF E-INITIATIVES
      5. IV. METHODOLOGY
      6. V. BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE PROPOSED G2C2G APPROACH
      7. VI. UNIQUENESS AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROPOSED G2C2G APPROACH
      8. VII. WAY FORWARD
      9. VIII. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Consumers as Producers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH PREROGATIVE
      4. NOTION OF INFORMATION
      5. WHAT CAUSES INFORMATION DECOMPOSITION?
      6. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN USERS CREATE CONTENT OVER THE INTERNET?
      7. CO-CREATION OF THE GENERATED CONTENT QUESTIONS THE SOURCE CREDIBILITY
      8. PRODUCTION AFTER CONSUMPTION: CASE OF THE WIKIPEDIA (THE INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA)
      9. CONCERNS OVER THE DECOMPOSED INFORMATION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 2: Emergence of Innovative Practices
    1. Chapter 4: The Thin-Blue Web
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTERNET TROLLING AND THE DARK WEB
      4. REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN AS ‘TROLLS’
      5. BENEVOLENT SEXISM
      6. BENEVOLENT SEXISM IN THE POLICE FOLLOWING THE MACPHERSON INQUIRY
      7. AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EXTENT OF BENEVOLENT SEXISM IN THE POLICE AS A MEASURE OF INSTITUTIONAL SEXISM
      8. MATERIALS
      9. PARTICIPANTS
      10. METHODOLOGY
      11. RESULTS
      12. THE INVOLVEMENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER PLATFORMS
      13. AN AGENDA FOR POLICE REFORM
      14. REFORMING THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE OF THE POLICE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
      15. REFORMING CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PROCEDURE
      16. REFORMING LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO ACCOMMODATE THE POLICE
      17. RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION OF OFFICERS
      18. FUNDING OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
      19. REFORMING THE SECURITY INDUSTRY AUTHORITY TO REGULATE ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
      20. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      21. DISCUSSION
      22. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      23. REFERENCES
      24. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 5: Impact of ICT on Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: PREVIOUS LITERATURE
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. RESULTS OF THE ANALYSIS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 6: The Empirical Analysis of Cloud Computing Services among the Hungarian Enterprises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DEFINITION AND CLASSIFICATION OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      4. 3. ADVANTAGES FROM THE USE OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      5. 4. AIM, METHODOLOGY OF THE RESEARCH, AND SAMPLE SIZE
      6. 5. THE INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT LEVEL OF HUNGARY
      7. 6. AWARENESS OF THE TERM CLOUD COMPUTING
      8. 7. SURVEY ON THE USAGE OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      9. 8. OBSTACLES IN THE USAGE OF CLOUD COMPUTING AND THE SUPPORTING FACTORS AT HUNGARIAN ENTERPRISES
      10. 9. ADVANTAGES OF USING CLOUD COMPUTING AT HUNGARIAN ENTERPRISES
      11. 10. EXPECTED ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      14. REFERENCES
      15. ADDITIONAL READING
      16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 7: Societal and Economical Impact on Citizens through Innovations Using Open Government Data
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. BIG PICTURE ON OPEN DATA
      5. POTENTIAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT
      6. WHAT IS OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA AND CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT
      7. MOMENTUM STARTED GAINING IN INDIA
      8. AN EVOLVING OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA PLATFORM
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 8: Intangible Investment and Technical Efficiency
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MODEL
      5. EMPIRICAL LITERATURE ON DETERMINANTS OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY
      6. DATA AND METHODOLOGY
      7. EMPIRICAL RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 9: Does Participation in International R&D Networks Enhance Local Dynamism?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BRIDGING NETWORKS LITERATURE WITH LOCAL BUZZ-GLOBAL PIPELINES PHENOMENON
      4. METHODOLOGY OF RESEARCH
      5. POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 10: Understanding Educational Potential and Value of Affective Computing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. AFFECTIVE COMPUTING
      3. AIM AND METHOD
      4. AFFECTIVE STATES
      5. CLASSIFICATION OF EMOTIONS
      6. APPLICATIONS OF AFFECTIVE COMPUTING
      7. AFFECTIVE STATES AND LEARNING
      8. AFFECT RECOGNITION
      9. AFFECTIVE AGENTS
      10. EDUCATIONAL VALUE AND POTENTIAL OF AFFECTIVE COMPUTING
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 11: Regional Landfill Site Selection with GIS and Analytical Hierarchy Process Techniques
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      5. 4. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 3: Cultural Transformation through Information
    1. Chapter 12: Effect of Mobile Phone SMS on M-Health
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. ADDITIONAL READING
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 13: Use of Social Media for Policing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN POLICING
      5. 4. ENABLERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA USE FOR POLICING
      6. 5. PRACTICAL/MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
      7. 6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 14: Culture of Use of Moodle in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      6. USER INTERFACE AS NON-HUMAN ACTANT
      7. MOODLE, DIGITAL LITERACY AND DIGITAL DIVIDE
      8. TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND THEIR USE OF MOODLE
      9. INSTITUTIONAL ECOLOGY
      10. MOODLE AS IMMUTABLE MOBILE
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 15: The Current State of Dialogue in South African Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. SUMMARY
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. 1. RELATED WORK
      5. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. 3. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 16: Mobile Phone Revolution and its Dimensional Social and Economic Impacts in Nigeria's Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 17: Overview of Electronic Payment System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. REQUIREMENTS OF AN ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM
      5. WHAT IS E-MONEY AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
      6. BASIC OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM
      7. FEATURES OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM
      8. TYPES OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEMS
      9. OVERVIEW OF CREDIT CARD PROCESSING
      10. OVERVIEW OF ELECTRONIC CHECK PROCESSING
      11. OVERVIEW OF ELECTRONIC CASH PROCESSING
      12. FUNCTION OF ELECTRONIC CASH SYSTEM
      13. COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT PAYMENT METHODS
      14. SECURE ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE
      15. E-PAYMENT SYSTEM IN INDIA
      16. REVIEW OF INDIAN FINANCIAL SYSTEM
      17. ANCIENT PAYMENT SYSTEM IN INDIA
      18. MODERN PAYMENT SYSTEM IN INDIA
      19. ROLE OF RBI IN ENCOURAGING ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM
      20. A FIELD STUDY REPORT ON ACCEPTANCE OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM BY THE CUSTOMERS IN EASTERN INDIA
      21. CONCLUSION
      22. REFERENCES
      23. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 4: Mitigation of End-User Information
    1. Chapter 18: Information Societies to Interactive Societies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. AGRICULTURE INFORMATION SOCIETY
      3. ICT INTERVENTIONS
      4. PROBLEMS AND LIMITATIONS
      5. FUTURE FOCUS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 19: E-Governance for Socio Economic Welfare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. OBSERVATIONS OF THE RESEARCHER
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 20: The Potential of Social Media as a Communication Tool in Rural Community Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEVELOPMENT OF ABBEYLEIX COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGE
      5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 21: ICT A Magic Wand for Social Change in Rural India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ICT: THE MAGIC WAND FOR SOCIAL CHANGE IN RURAL INDIA
      5. COMPARISON WITH DIFFERENT MODELS OF COMMUNICATION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTE
    5. Chapter 22: Contingency Factors Impacting the Rural Information and Communication Technology Hubs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. META-THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES OF ICT AND SOCIETY
      4. CONTINGENCY FACTORS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors