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Information Technology Integration for Socio-Economic Development

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As the developed world continues to become more digitized, lesser developed areas are starting to see more technological advancements being integrated into their society. These advancements are creating opportunities to improve both the economy and the lives of people within these areas. Information Technology Integration for Socio-Economic Development features theoretical concepts and best practices in the implementation of new technologies within developing areas around the world. Highlighting empirical research on the application of information technologies to bridge the digital divide within different countries, the book is ideally suited for technology developers, managers, and policy makers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Preface
    1. SUMMARY
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Future School
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED RESEARCH
    4. INTEGRATED LEARNER MODEL
    5. INTERCONNECTION AND ONTOLOGIES
    6. RECOMMENDER SYSTEM
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  10. Chapter 2: Collaborating Partnerships
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CLASSIC GROUNDED THEORY METHODOLOGY
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN AND APPROACH
    5. LITERATURE REVIEW
    6. THEORETICAL OUTCOMES
    7. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. APPENDIX 1: RESPONDENT DETAILS
    12. APPENDIX 2: EXCERPTS OF MEMOS
  11. Chapter 3: Application of Information Communication Technologies for Agricultural Development through Extension Services
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AGRICULTURE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
    4. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 4: A Set of Principles for Doing and Evaluating Classic Grounded Theory Research in Information Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CLARIFICATION OF THE MEANING OF THE GROUNDED THEORY RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    6. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 5: Cloud-Based Geo-Information Infrastructure to Support Agriculture Activity Monitoring
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  14. Chapter 6: Profiling Collaborating Partners in E-Learning in Developing Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 7: A Comparative Evaluation of E-Learning Adoption in Private and Public Higher Education Institutions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-LEARNING
    4. TANZANIA HIGHER EDUCATION STATUS
    5. E-LEARNING AT HEIs IN TANZANIA
    6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
    7. SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES IN LEVEL OF ADOPTION BETWEEN PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS
    8. CURRENT SITUATIONS
    9. HOW TO ENHANCE E-LEARNING.
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
  16. Chapter 8: The Impact of Web 2.0 on E-Commerce Adoption and Use by Tourism Businesses – Can SMMEs Play the Trick?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. E-COMMERCE USES BY TOURISM SMMEs
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS OF E-COMMERCE ADOPTION AND USE
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. APPENDIX
  17. Chapter 9: Cultivating Recognition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE STUDY
    4. CLASSIC GROUNDED THEORY
    5. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE REVIEW
    9. HOW THE CORE VARIABLE (CULTIVATING RECOGNITION) CAN ADVANCE E-LEARNING IN EAST AFRICA
    10. HOW CGT ANALYSIS CAN ADVANCE E-LEARNING IN EAST AFRICA
    11. POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION OF THE STUDY TO E-LEARNING PRACTICES IN EAST AFRICA
    12. ASPECTS OF THE CLASSIC GROUNDED THEORY OF “CULTIVATING RECOGNITION” WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT
    13. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    14. REFERENCES
    15. ENDNOTE
    16. APPENDIX 1
    17. APPENDIX 2: TYPES OF CLASSIC GROUNDED THEORY DATA
    18. APPENDIX 3: CLASSIC GROUNDED THEORY METHODOLOGY SELECTIVE CRITERIA FOR CORE CATEGORY
    19. APPENDIX 4
  18. Chapter 10: Assessment of Contribution of ICT for Sustainable Livelihoods in Kilosa District
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  19. Chapter 11: Doing Classic Grounded Theory Research in Information Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CLARIFICATION OF THE MEANING OF THE (CLASSIC) GROUNDED THEORY RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    6. REFERENCES
  20. Chapter 12: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Industrial Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ADOPTION OF ICTS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
    5. OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF THE ICTS ADOPTION
    6. GAPS FOR THE ADOPTION OF ICTS BY MANUFACTURING AND SERVICE INDUSTRIES
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
  21. Chapter 13: Technology Access and Research Prolificacy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELEVANT LITERATURE
    4. DATA AND BASIC CORRELATIONS
    5. THE MODEL AND METHODOLOGY
    6. FINDINGS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. APPENDIX: COUNTRIES INCLUDED IN THE STUDY
  22. Compilation of References
  23. About the Contributors