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Social Development and High Technology Industries

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The field of high technology focuses on new, rapidly developing technologies, which include electronic technology, new material technology, new energy technology, bioengineering technology, and communication technology. Social Development and High Technology Industries: Strategies and Applications highlights the relationships between contemporary high technology and social development, the development and application of high technology, high technology competition, and economic development as it pertains to high technology. This book addresses society’s growing need to adopt emerging technologies for all aspects of business and economic activity and develop innovative solutions to research problems, which will result in the creation of high performance systems.

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. Chapter 1: Model Analysis and Development Strategy on Building an Industrial Research and Development (R&D) Centre
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) AND INTERNATIONAL R&D INVESTMENT
    3. INDUSTRIAL R&D IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON HOST COUNTRY
    4. INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL R&D CENTRE
    5. CONSTRUCTION CHOICE OF SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY R&D CENTER
  7. Chapter 2: LoTour
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. State of the art
    4. LoTour
    5. Conclusion and Future Work
  8. Chapter 3: Emergent Technologies and Social Connectedness in Learning
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Asynchronous Discussion Forums
    4. Synchronous computer-mediated communications
    5. Web simulations
    6. Three-Dimensional (3-D) Virtual Worlds
    7. Electronic gaming
    8. Mobile Learning
    9. Conclusion
  9. Chapter 4: Internal Key Factor in the Export Performance of Spanish SMEs
    1. Abstract
    2. PROBLEM STATEMENT AND RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
    3. THEORETICAL MODEL
    4. AN INTEGRATIVE MODEL OF STUDY
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Evaluation of Corporate Structure Based on Social Network Analysis
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Social Network Approach to Corporate Assessment
    4. Static Analysis of Social Networks
    5. Dynamic Social Network Analysis
    6. Social Concept Networks (SCN)
    7. Experimental Studies
    8. Discussion
    9. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 6: High Technology Industrialization and Internationalization
    1. Abstract
    2. 1. Introduction
    3. 2. National Level Influencing Factors
    4. 3. Enterprise Level Influencing Factors
    5. 4. Technology Level Influencing Factors
    6. 5. Methodology
    7. 6. Gap Analyses
    8. 7. Future Research
  12. Chapter 7: E-Governance Adoption
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. E-Governance in Greece
    4. Technology Acceptance Model
    5. Trust and Risk in E-Governance
    6. Diffusion of Innovations Theory
    7. The Study
    8. Methodology
    9. Findings
    10. Conclusion and Discussion
  13. Chapter 8: E-Government Maturity Levels in Brazil
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. DESCRIPTION OF THE CASES
    6. ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: Digital Transition in Alaska
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ACTION CONE IN A DIGITAL SPACE
    4. COMBINING THE ACTION CONE AND THE DIGITAL SPACE IN THE CONTEXT OF ALASKA
    5. SURVEY FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: Pressures or Weapons?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. IT-DESIGN VARIABLES AND IT-ENABLED ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES
    4. IT-ENABLED STRUCTURES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION
    5. METHODS
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
  16. Chapter 11: Improving Cognitive Load on Students with Disabilities Through Software Aids
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. CULTURE IN THE DISABILITIES FIELD. DEAF PEOPLE SOCIOLOGY
    4. FROM THE SIGN LANGUAGE TO SIGNWRITTING: A MULTIMEDIA APPROACH
    5. A SOLUTION: ON-LINE CONTENT ADAPTATION ARQUITECTURE
    6. A REALITY: WAI-AA ONLINE CONTENT ADAPTER
    7. ANOTHER REALITY: SWMLSVG
    8. WRAP UP
  17. Chapter 12: Reviewing the European Innovation Activities and Industrial Competitiveness
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE EUROPEAN INNOVATION POLICY
    4. THE EUROPEAN INNOVATION POLICY AND COMPETITIVENESS
    5. POLICY IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
  18. Chapter 13: City Structure in Transition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CITY STRUCTURE AND ICT: A THEORETICAL CONSTRUCT
    4. ICT AND DAILY LIFE IN TRANSITION
    5. CHANGING CITY STRUCTURE
  19. Chapter 14: European Learning Resource Exchange
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CREATION OF LRE
    4. RESEARCH ON FEDERATING REPOSITORIES, INTEROPERABILITY, AND STANDARDS
    5. RESEARCH ON REUSABILITY AND EVALUATION OF QUALITY OF LEARNING OBJECTS
    6. RESEARCH ON USE OF LEARNING OBJECTS IN REAL PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICE AND ITS IMPACT ON LEARNING
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH TRENDS
    8. CONCLUSION
  20. Compilation of References
  21. About the Contributors