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Societal Impacts on Information Systems Development and Applications

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Digital citizens now expect more information to flow more freely, quickly, and openly than ever before, and therefore the dissemination of information from the development of IS applications is of vital importance to a burgeoning global digital society. Societal Impacts on Information Systems Development and Applications has collected research from experts from around the world in a variety of sectors, in the form of case studies, frameworks, architectures, methodologies, and best practices to show the latest societal impacts on information systems development in its various applications. This compendium will serve as a vital resource to practitioners and academics alike, taking into consideration what effects society has on the development and dissemination of information technologies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. ASSOCIATE EDITORS
  5. Preface
    1. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND ECONOMIES
    2. SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT
    3. MODELLING AND SIMULATION
    4. MANAGING DATABASES OF THE FUTURE
    5. SUPPORTING CRITICAL DECISIONS
  6. Section 1: Emerging Technologies and Economies
    1. Chapter 1: Multidimensional Assessment of Emerging Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSIS
      6. RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS
      8. APPENDIX A: TABLES AND FIGURES
    2. Chapter 2: Clustering Obsolete Computers to Reduce E-Waste
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-WASTE
      4. CLUSTERS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
      5. A CLUSTER OF OBSOLETE COMPUTERS
      6. IMPLEMENTING AN E-WASTE CLUSTER
      7. PERFORMANCE OF THE CLUSTER
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    3. Chapter 3: The Search Engine as an Internet Service Channel
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INDUSTRIAL FRAMEWORK
      4. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
      5. UNDERWRITING COMMERCIAL SEARCH
      6. COMPETITIVE DYNAMICS IN THE SEARCH MARKET
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: GIS and GPS Applications in Emerging Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Effective Supply Chain Management Strategy for Food Products
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. ESCMS FOR FOOD PRODUCTS THROUGH AN INSIGHT OF LINKED PARTNERSHIP
      5. ANALYSIS AND IMPLICATION
      6. CONTRIBUTION
      7. LIMITATION
      8. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER STUDY
      9. FURTHER STUDY
  7. Section 2: Systems and Management
    1. Chapter 6: Factors Impacting the Success of Electronic Government
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: DeLone & McLean IS Success Model in Evaluating Knowledge Transfer in a Virtual Learning Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRIOR LITERATURE
      4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUDING WORDS
    3. Chapter 8: Changing Attitudes toward Women IT Managers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE DECLINE OF WOMEN IN THE IT WORKFORCE
      4. THE WOMEN AS MANAGERS SCALE (WAMS)
      5. GENDER IDENTITY
      6. GENDER ATTITUDES
      7. RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURE
      8. RESULTS AND DATA ANALYSIS
      9. COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS STUDIES
      10. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LITERATURE
      11. LIMITATIONS
      12. FUTURE RESEARCH
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. APPENDIX A: THE WOMAN AS MANAGERS SCALE (WAMS)
    4. Chapter 9: Re-Conceptualising Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MINDFULNESS
      4. RESEARCH PROCESS
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Modelling and Simulation
    1. Chapter 10: A Mergers and Acquisitions Index in Data Envelopment Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A GENERAL PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
      4. A MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS INDEX
      5. AN ILLUSTRATION: APPLICATION TO JAPANESE CREDIT ASSOCIATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: A Modeling Approach to Simulate Effects of Intercropping and Interspecific Competition in Arable Crops
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NEW APPROACH FOR MODELING INTERCROPPING WITH SPECIAL REGARD TO FIELD BOUNDARY CULTIVATION
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: A System Dynamics Approach to Changing Perceptions about Thermal Water Quality Trading Markets
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THERMAL WATER QUALITY TRADING
      4. PREVIOUS SIMULATIONS AND EXISTING INFORMATION
      5. SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELING
      6. SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELS AS TOOLS FOR CHANGING SOCIAL PERCEPTION
      7. THE RIPARIAN SHADING SIMULATOR PROJECT
      8. BENEFITS OF THIS METHOD OF POLICY ANALYSIS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. FUTURE WORK
    4. Chapter 13: Reports from the Field
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS AND THEIR SYSTEM
      4. MODELING TECHNIQUE AND PROCESS
      5. PROBLEM COMPLEXITY
      6. THE CONTINUUMS
      7. COMPILED ANALYSIS
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 14: The Keys to the White House
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE KEYS TO THE WHITE HOUSE
      3. LESSONS OF THE KEYS
      4. THE KEYS MODEL
      5. FORECASTING 2012
      6. GOVERNING AND CAMPAIGNING
  9. Section 4: Managing Databases of the Future
    1. Chapter 15: National Game Management Database of Hungary
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ECOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
      4. THE NATIONAL GAME MANAGEMENT DATABASE OF HUNGARY
    2. Chapter 16: Managing Demographic Data Inconsistencies in Healthcare Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SYSTEM-OF-SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE FOR E-HEALTH
      4. HEALTH LEVEL SEVEN
      5. DICOM
      6. PACS AND RIS
      7. CAUSES FOR DATA DISPARITY IN THE SYSTEM-OF-SYSTEMS APPROACH
      8. AN XML BUS FOR RESOLVING SOME OF THE DATA DISPARITY ISSUES
      9. A RESOURCE DEFINITION FRAMEWORK FOR DICOM QUERY
      10. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Supporting Critical Decisions
    1. Chapter 17: Multi-Criteria Spatial Decision Support System DECERNS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DECERNS FRAMEWORK
      4. DECERNS APLICATION CASE STUDY
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 18: An Agricultural Decision Support System for Optimal Land Use Regarding Groundwater Vulnerability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STUDY AREAS
      4. GROUNDWATER VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
      5. RESULTS
      6. DSS ARCHITECTURE
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 19: Verification of a Rational Combination Approach for Agricultural Drought Assessment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DATA AND METHODOLOGY
      4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 20: Irrigation Water Valuation Using Spatial Hedonic Models in GIS Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. STUDY AREA
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors