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Mobile Information Communication Technologies Adoption in Developing Countries

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The mobile technology field is expanding with innovative research and discoveries that expand to all walks of life. Mobile technology may have its greatest impact in the developing world, because it brings telecommunication to districts that had never been reached before. Mobile Information Communication Technologies Adoption in Developing Countries: Effects and Implications reviews different approaches and methodologies used in dealing with issues related to mobile ICTs, presents successful examples mobile ICT adoption in developing countries, and addresses the impact of culture on mobile ICT adoption and deployment. The diverse coverage of mobile information communication technologies adoption in developing countries presented in this book will contribute to a better understanding of all topics, research, and discoveries in this developing, significant field of study.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1:
    1. Chapter 1: The Critical Mass of Wireless Communications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CRITICAL MASS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: The Competitive Growth Pattern of Mobile Telecommunications in Korea
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF KOREAN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
      4. DATA AND MODEL
      5. ANALYSIS RESULTS
      6. STRATEGIC AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
      7. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    3. Chapter 3: Mobile Information Communication Technologies and Construction Project Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
      4. INDIAN CONTRUCTION INDUSTRY
      5. CASE STUDY: RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF INDIRA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – NEW DELHI – INDIA
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Requirements Engineering in the ICT4D Domain
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING
      4. ICT4D CONTEXT
      5. STORYTELLING
      6. STORYTELLING VS. CONVENTIONAL ELICITATION TECHNIQUES
      7. INCORPORATING ‘SDS’ IN REQUIREMENTS GATHERING PROCESS
      8. VALIDATION OF THE SDS APPROACH – A PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENT
      9. THE NEXT GENERATION E-TOOL
      10. RELATED WORK
      11. SUMMARY
  8. Section 2:
    1. Chapter 5: In Defence of Mobile Technologies
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RATIONALE
      4. METHODOLOGY FOR LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN M-LEARNING RESEARCH
      6. 5.0 RESEARCH GAPS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. 6.0 CONCLUSIONS AND POINTERS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    2. Chapter 6: Mobile Learning in China
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW: THE DEFINITION OF M-LEARNING
      4. EDUCATIONAL POLICIES AND INITIATIVES IN CHINA
      5. M-LEARNING PROJECTS IN CHINA
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CHALLENGES
      7. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 7: Blended Mobile Learning in Developing Nations and Environments with Variable Access
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. BLENDED MOBILE LEARNING CASES
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE APPLICABILITY:
      6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE APPLICABILITY:
    4. Chapter 8: Mobile Technologies and Rich Media
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
    5. Chapter 9: The Role of M-Government in Western China Development
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Digital Governance Model
      4. Analysing Mobile Government In Western China
      5. Future Research Directions
      6. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 10: Exploring Civil Servant Resistance to M-Government
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. M-GOVERNMENT BACKGROUND IN TURKEY
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. Appendix 1:
  9. Section 3: M-Technology: Economic and Social Effects
    1. Chapter 11: Mobile Telephony and Economic Growth in Developing Economies
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 12: Understanding Mobile Phone Usage While Driving
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Literature Review
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Mobile Technology and the Gulf Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADVANCEMENTS OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY AND THE GULF REGION
      4. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGY
      5. SURVEY RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE WORK
    4. Chapter 14: BlogWall
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOBILE CULTURE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      4. POETRY CULTURE IN SRI LANKA
      5. THE BLOGWALL
      6. USER EVALUATION
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 15: The Role of Information Communication Technologies Within the Field of Communication for Social Change
      1. Abstract
      2. SUMMARIZING THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE
      3. INFORMATION AND communication technologies for DEVELOPMENT AND social change
      4. ICTs AND THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
      5. BY WAY OF CONCLUSION
      6. Appendix 1: Recommendations by the Scientific Committee of the World Congress on Communication for Development
    6. Chapter 16: Health Hazards of Mobile Information Communication Technologies
      1. INTRODUCTION:
      2. HEALTH HAZARDS OF CELL PHONE BASE STATIONS
      3. HEALTH HAZARDS OF CELL PHONE BASE STATIONS AND HUMAN HEAD
      4. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS:
      5. CONCLUSION:
      6. SUGGESTIONS FOR PROPHYLAXIS:
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors