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International Comparisons of Information Communication Technologies

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International Comparisons of Information Communication Technologies: Advancing Applications offers perspectives on international information management with particular emphasis on the strategies for the implementation and application of information technology in developed and developing countries. This collection of global research offers perspectives for researchers and managers interested in learning about new and emerging business practices and their impact on business performance.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: The Role of Culture
    1. Chapter 1: User Attitude towards Mandatory Use of Information Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH MODEL
      5. RESULT AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: The Impact of National Culture on Information Systems Planning Autonomy
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH CONSTRUCTS
      4. HYPOTHESES
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. DATA ANALYSIS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH
      9. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. Appendix A: IS Planning Autonomy
      12. Appendix B: IS Planning Effectiveness and Contribution
      13. Appendix C: Weighted-Measure-to-Composite Correlations
      14. Appendix D: Weighted-measure correlations
      15. Appendix D: Weighted-measure correlations (continued)
    3. Chapter 3: Cultural Impacts on Acceptance and Adoption of Information Technology in a Developing Country
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORY AND BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      8. CONTRIBUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. Appendix A: Survey Instrument
    4. Chapter 4: A Comparative Study of the Effects of Low and High Uncertainty Avoidance on Continuance Behavior1
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
      7. APPENDIX 1: CONSTRUCTS AND CORRESPONDING QUESTIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Untangling the Web of Relationships between Wealth, Culture, and Global Software Piracy Rates
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH MODEL
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. LIMITATIONS AND FURTHER RESEARCH
      9. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: International Perspectives
    1. Chapter 6: ICT for Digital Inclusion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY IN MAURITIUS
      4. CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND
      5. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
      6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. APPENDIX: CONSTRUCT OPERATIONALIZATION
    2. Chapter 7: E-Business Assimilation in China’s International Trade Firms
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
      5. RESEARCH METHOD
      6. Analyses and Results
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. Appendix: The Survey Instrument
    3. Chapter 8: An International Comparative Study of the Roles, Rules, Norms, and Values That Predict Email use
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHOD
      5. DATA ANALYSIS
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      8. LIMITATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Critical Factors of ERP Adoption for Small- and Medium- Sized Enterprises
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 10: Key Issues in Information Systems Management
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PREVIOUS FINDINGS REGARDING TOP IS MANAGEMENT ISSUES
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. RESEARCH RESULTS AND FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. Appendix A. Survey Questionnaire
    6. Chapter 11: Outsourcing of Community Source
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION: OUTSOURCING OF COMMUNITY SOURCE
      7. THE STAFFING PROBLEM OF DEVELOPER
      8. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 12: IS-Supported Managerial Control for China’s Research Community
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. CASE OVERVIEW
      7. CASE ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. Appendix A
      11. Appendix B
  8. Section 3: Government and Development Issues
    1. Chapter 13: ICT Diffusion and Foreign Direct Investment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DETERMINANTS OF ICT DIFFUSION IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
      5. RESEARCH APPROACH
      6. EMPIRICAL RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 14: A Process Model for Successful E-Government Adoption in the Least Developed Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STUDY CONTEXT: PUBLIC SECTOR IN BANGLADESH
      4. CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND
      5. Method
      6. RESULTS
      7. A PROCESS MODEL OF E-GOVERNMENT ADOPTION
      8. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: What Shapes Global Diffusion of E-Government
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Index