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ICT Acceptance, Investment and Organization

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ICT Acceptance, Investment and Organization: Cultural Practices and Values in the Arab World is a unique source of information outlining the importance of Information Communication Technology (ICT) adoption and diffusion. This book covers the Arab world’s strong need for access to information systems, while still paying close attention to their culture and localization of practices. These values and beliefs are not only linked to factors such as language, governance and religion, but also influenced by cultural, political and legal issues. These are important factors that could have a far-reaching impact on their overall success or failure.

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. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
    1. Advisory Board
    2. Authors/Reviewers
  8. Chapter 1: A Perspective on ICT Diffusion in the Arab Region
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. Introduction
    3. ICT in the Arab Region
    4. Government and all Stakeholder Support
    5. ICT Infrastructure and Penetration Rates
    6. Access to Information and Knowledge
    7. ICT Capacity Building
    8. Building ICT Security and Confidence
    9. Adoption of ICT Application
    10. Preservation of Cultural Identify and E-Content Creation
    11. Enhancing Diffusion Success Rates
    12. Conclusion
  9. Chapter 2: Deciding to Use ICT in the Arab Culture
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. The Arab Culture and ICT
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 3: Embracing ICT by the Jordanian Education System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THE JORDANIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: BACKGROUND
    3. Reform for the Knowledge-Based Economy
    4. The Effect of External Partnerships in Education Reform
    5. Solutions and Recommendations
    6. Future Research Directions
    7. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 4: Integrating ICT in Education
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE ICTE PROGRAM: HILIGHTS AND PRACTICES
    5. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 5: ICT in Education
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. Project issues, Controversies and Problems
    5. Solutions and Recommendations
    6. Future Research Directions
    7. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 6: Strategic Information Systems Planning in United Arab Emirates Organizations
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. SISP Classification Model
    5. The Case Studies
    6. Results and Discussion
    7. Implications and Future Directions
    8. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 7: ERP Post-implementation Adoption Success Dynamics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    5. EXAMINING THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS SERVICES AND IT DEPLOYMENT IN THE CASE FIRM
    6. APPENDIX (A): Qualitative analysis of complex systems behavior using causal loop diagrams
  15. Chapter 8: Preparing People to Manage, Support and Use Enterprise Systems in an Arabian Gulf Context
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING STAKEHOLDERS' PREPARATION
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Future Research Directions
    7. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 9: Key Determinants of Successful Implementation of IT in International Commercial Bank
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK (ICB)
    5. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 10: Integrating Information Technology into the Corporate Culture and Processes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. THE ORGANIZATION
    5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    6. Recommendations
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 11: Factors of Culture Affecting ICT Adoption in an Arab Society
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Research Method
    4. DATA ANALYSIS
    5. DISCUSSIONS
    6. Conclusion and Recommendations
  19. Chapter 12: Electronic Readiness of Saudi Health Organizations
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH METHOD
    5. DATA ANALYSIS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 13: E-Learning Acceptance and Challenges in the Arab Region
    1. Abstract
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. Study outcomes
    5. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 14: The Adoption of the Internet to Support Arab Academics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE CASE OF ASANA
    5. THE USEFULNESS OF ASANA SERVICES
    6. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 15: Social Software and E-Governments in the Arab World
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-GOVERNMENTS
    4. WEB 2.0
    5. WEB 2.0 DOMAINS FOR E-GOVERNMENT SERVICES IN WESTERN CONTEXT
    6. E-GOVERNMENTS IN THE ARAB WORLD
    7. WEB 2.0 IN THE ARAB WORLD
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATION
    10. CONCLUSION
  23. Compilation of References
  24. About the Contributors
  25. Index