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Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology

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No aspect of business, public, or private lives in developed economies can be discussed today without acknowledging the role of information and communication technologies (ICT). A shortage of studies still exists, however, on how ICTs can help developing economies. Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology: Trends and Tools moves toward filling the gap in research on ICT and developing nations, bringing these countries one step closer to advancement through technology. This essential publication will bring together ideas, views, and perspectives helpful to government officials, business professionals, and other individuals worldwide as they consider the use of ICT for socio-economic progress in the developing world.

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
    1. CHAPTER ONE: BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: LEVERAGING EARLY STRIDES IN NIGERIA
    2. CHAPTER TWO: THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND DISADVANTAGED POPULATIONS IN E-TOURISM
    3. CHAPTER THREE: KNOWREM: FORMAL DEFINITIONS AND ONTOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK FOR KNOWLEDGE RECONCILIATION IN ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE
    4. CHAPTER FOUR: A CONCEPTUAL VIEW OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ADOPTION IN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY OF DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
    5. CHAPTER FIVE: WEB SERVICE COMPOSITION, OPTIMIZATION AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
    6. CHAPTER SIX: ASSESSING THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF IT/IS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY IMPLEMENTATIONS IN A PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANISATION
    7. CHAPTER SEVEN: THE INFLUENCE OF NATIONAL IT POLICIES, SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS, AND NATIONAL CULTURE ON NETWORK READINESS IN AFRICA
    8. CHAPTER EIGHT: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF CAREER ORIENTATIONS AND TURNOVER INTENTIONS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS PERSONNEL IN BOTSWANA
    9. CHAPTER NINE: E-COMMERCE ADOPTION IN NIGERIAN BUSINESSES: AN ANALYSIS USING TECHNOLOGY-ORGANIZATION-ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK
    10. CHAPTER TEN: AN EMPIRICAL EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF GENDER DIFFERENCES AND SELF-EFFICACY IN THE ADOPTION OF E-BANKING IN NIGERIA: A MODIFIED TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL
    11. CHAPTER ELEVEN: ENHANCING TRUST IN E-COMMERCE IN DEVELOPING IT ENVIRONMENTS: A FEEDBACK-BASED PERSPECTIVE
    12. CHAPTER TWELVE: BUILDING A CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF FACTORS AFFECTING PERSONAL CREDIT AND INSOLVENCY IN CHINA BASED ON THE METHODOLOGIES USED IN WESTERN ECONOMIES
    13. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: INTEGRATING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) WITH INFORMATION LITERACY AND LIBRARY-USE-INSTRUCTIONS IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES
    14. CHAPTER FOURTEEN: E-LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: THE NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES’ EXPERIENCE
    15. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: THE ISSUES OF DIGITAL NATIVES AND TOURISTS: EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE LEVEL OF IT/IS USAGE BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND FACULTY MEMBERS IN A DEVELOPING ECONOMY
  7. Acknowledgement
  8. Section 1: Information Technology and Economics Issues
    1. Chapter 1: Bridging the Digital Divide
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ICT INDICATORS IN NIGERIA
      4. ICT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
      5. ICT ORGANIZATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Digital Divide and Disadvantaged Populations in E-Tourism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO E-TOURISM
      3. DISADVANTAGED POPULATIONS DEFINITION
      4. DIGITAL DIVIDE AND DISADVANTAGED POPULATIONS
      5. THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF REDUCING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: KNOWREM
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. THE MODEL FOR KNOWLEDGE RECONCILIATION (KNOWREM)
      5. COGNITIVE PROCESS, ONTOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK FOR KNOWREM MODEL AND ITS MATHEMATICAL MODELS
      6. DEFINITIONS AND MATHEMATICAL MODELS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: A Conceptual View of Knowledge Management Adoption in Hospitality Industry of Developing Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH MODEL
      4. SUMMARY, IMPLICATIONS AND AREAS FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION
    5. Chapter 5: Web Service Composition, Optimization and the Implications for Developing Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH FRAMEWORK AND ARCHITECTURE
      5. THE ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF WEB SERVICE COMPOSITION AND CLOUD COMPUTING ON BUSINESS CREATION AND EMPLOYMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Information Technology and Social Issues
    1. Chapter 6: Assessing the Role and Function of IT/IS Training and Development and Policy Implementation in a Public Sector Organization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODOLOGY AND PROCEDURE
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSIONS, IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 7: The Influence of National IT Policies, Socio-economic Factors, and National Culture on Network Readiness in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. DATA ANALYSIS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: An Empirical Study of Career Orientations and Turnover Intentions of Information Systems Personnel in Botswana
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF RELATED WORKS AND RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSES AND RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. AREAS OF FURTHER RESEARCH
      9. APPENDIX A
  10. Section 3: E-commerce Trends in Developing Economies
    1. Chapter 9: E-Commerce Adoption in Nigerian Businesses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A REVIEW OF THE RELEVANT LITERATURE AND HYPOTHESES FORMULATION
      4. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 10: An Empirical Evaluation of the Effects of Gender Differences and Self-Efficacy in the Adoption of E-Banking in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND THEORY: THE TECHOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL (TAM)
      4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES FORMULATION
      5. DATA ANALYSIS
      6. DISCUSSIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 11: Enhancing Trust in E-Commerce in Developing IT Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TYPES OF FEEDBACK IN E-COMMERCE
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. EMPIRICAL DATA AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 12: Building a Conceptual Model of Factors affecting Personal Credit and Insolvency in China based on the Methodologies used in Western Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. DEMAND FOR PERSONAL CREDIT IN CHINA
      4. SUMMARY, IMPLICATIONS AND AREAS FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS
  11. Section 4: Using Information Technology to Support Education in Developing Economies: Investing e-Library and e-Learning
    1. Chapter 13: Integrating Information Communication Technologies (ICT) with Information Literacy and Library-Use-Instructions in Nigerian Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. FINDINGS
      7. KEY FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 14: E-Learning in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-LEARNING BACKGROUND
      4. E-LEARNING IN NIGERIA
      5. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      6. METHOD
      7. RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. LIMITATIONS AND AREAS FOR FURTHER STUDIES
    3. Chapter 15: The Issues of Digital Natives and Tourists
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXTUALIZATION
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors