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ICT Influences on Human Development, Interaction, and Collaboration

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Technology has always played a decisive role in humanity’s progress. Throughout history, it has not only strengthened economic development but has become a powerful tool for human development. Nevertheless, the positive impact technology has on human development may become tainted by the risks it entails. ICT Influences on Human Development, Interaction, and Collaboration creates awareness on how ICTs contribute to human development in multiple areas. This publication describes the link between ICTs and human development, which includes economic, social, and political development. It identifies potential applications for the development of human beings and provides insightful analysis about those factors (also contextual and institutional ones) that affect ICTs for human development initiatives. This book addresses future challenges, proposing strategies to both governments and international cooperation organizations for moving forward.

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
    1. WHERE THE BOOK STANDS
    2. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    3. CONCLUSION
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: Users of ICT at Public Access Centers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH METHODS
    4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    5. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 2: Impact of Technology-Related Environment Issues on Trust in B2B E-Commerce
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 3: A Novel Strategy for Managing User’s Locations in PCS Networks Based on a Novel Hot Spots Topology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND BASIC CONCEPTS
    4. RELATED WORK
    5. PROPOSED LOCATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
    6. ANALYTICAL MODEL
    7. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
    8. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: E-Business in Agribusiness
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-BUSINESS IN HORTICULTURE
    4. RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
    5. RESEARCH DESIGN
    6. DATA ANALYSIS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 5: Success Factors in Public Access Computing for Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH METHODS
    5. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: Search Engine
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ANALYSIS OF APPLICATION AREA OF ICT
    4. SEARCH ENGINE: A BACKBONE FOR INFORMATION VISUALIZATION
    5. TYPES OF WEB CRAWLERS
    6. ANALYSIS OF SOME OF IMPORTANT DEEP WEB SEARCH ENGINES
    7. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT SEARCH ENGINES
    8. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Malaria Control in Tanzania
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. MALARIA SITUATION IN TANZANIA
    4. 3. MALARIA CONTROL IN TANZANIA
    5. 4. GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO CONTROL MALARIA
    6. 5. ICTS AND MALARIA CONTROL IN TANZANIA
    7. 6. BENEFITS OF ICTS
    8. 7. LIMITATIONS OF ICT’S
    9. 8. CONCLUSION
    10. 9. RECOMMENDATIONS
  14. Chapter 8: Electronic Networks and Gaining Market Share
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ANALYSIS OF CASE 1 (THE CANDLES PROJECT)
    4. ANALYSIS OF CASE 2 (DESIGN CENTRE PROJECT)
    5. ANALYSIS OF CASE 3 (NORTH JORDAN PROJECT)
    6. ANALYSIS OF CASE 4 (THE WEAVING PROJECT)
    7. CROSS CASES ANALYSIS
    8. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS
    9. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
  15. Chapter 9: From Rural Outsourcing to Rural Opportunities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE INNOVATION CONTEXT OF UNIVERSITY BASED INCUBATION
    4. THE ICT4D PROJECT: EXPLORATORY PHASE
    5. THE EMERGENT RURAL (CRAFT) PRODUCTION COMPANY (RPC)
    6. SEARCHING FOR (BRAND) IDENTITY: FROM OUTSOURCING TO OPPORTUNITIES
    7. NEW CHALLENGES IN OPERATIONS
    8. FUTURE ISSUES
    9. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: Factors Affecting E-Commerce Adoption by Small Businesses in a Developing Country
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. CASE STUDY
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
  17. Chapter 11: Empowerment of SMEs Through Open Innovation Strategies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONTEXTUAL FRAMEWORK
    4. OPERATIONAL FRAMEWORK
    5. LIFE CYCLE OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH SCOPES
    7. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: Web-Based Intellectual Property Marketplace
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMMERCIALIZATION
    4. A SURVEY OF CURRENT PRACTICES
    5. DRAFT PROPOSAL OF A STANDARD ARCHITECTURE FOR AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MARKETPLACE
    6. FUTURE ISSUES
    7. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 13: An Application of the UTAUT Model for Understanding Acceptance and Use of ICT by Nigerian University Academicians
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. RESULTS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. APPENDIX
  20. Chapter 14: Leapfrogging the Digital Divide
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HARDWARE: THE FIRST SPOKE
    4. SOFTWARE: THE SECOND SPOKE
    5. CONNECTIVITY: THE THIRD SPOKE
    6. PUTTING IT TOGETHER
    7. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 15: Technology Related Trust Issues in SME B2B E-Commerce
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. 3. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
    5. 4. SAMPLE SELECTION AND METHODOLOGY
    6. 5. TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
    7. 6. TECHNOLOGY ISSUES: LEVELS OF ASSURANCE
    8. 7. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEVELS OF TRUST AND TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
    9. 8. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEVELS OF TRUST AND TECHNOLOGY-RELATED TRUST ISSUES
    10. 9. FINDINGS AND LIMITATIONS
  22. Chapter 16: A Quasi-Experiment on Computer Multimedia Integration into AIDS Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EDUCATION AS A SOLUTION
    4. COMPUTER MULTIMEDIA INTEGRATION
    5. RESEARCH GOALS
    6. EMPIRICAL STUDY
    7. RESULTS
    8. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  23. Compilation of References
  24. About the Contributors
  25. Index