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Technology Diffusion and Adoption

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Technology Diffusion and Adoption: Global Complexity, Global Innovation discusses the emerging topics of information technology and the IT based solutions in global and multi-cultural environments. This comprehensive collection addresses the aspects of innovation diffusion in the field of business computing technologies and is essential for researchers, practitioners, academicians and educators all over the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Mobile Application and Network
    1. Chapter 1: Deployment and Success Factors for the Mobile Internet
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. PROTOCOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES
      6. DEPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS MODELS
      7. ADOPTION AND ACCEPTANCE
      8. RESESARCH APPROACH AND FINDINGS
      9. FURTHER ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 2: Tackling M-Government Service Complexity
      1. ABSRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. CHALLENGES TO MOBILE SERVICE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
      4. 3. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: An Intelligent Approach to Assess Tacit Knowledge Fitness in Networked Enterprises
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND AND MOTIVATIONS
      4. 3. THE NEURO-FUZZY METHOD
      5. 4. FUZZIFICATION PROCESS
      6. 5. DATA SOURCE AND EXPERIMENTS
      7. 6. RESULTS FROM THE PETROCHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAIN
      8. 7. CONCLUSION & FUTURE WORKS
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 4: ANN Based Approach to Integrate Smell Sense in Multimedia Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MODELS OF THE OLFACTORY SYSTEM
      4. 3. ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS
      5. 4. ANN BASED ELECTRONIC/ARTIFICIAL NOSES
      6. 5. THE MONITORING SYSTEM
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 5: The Role of a Collaborative Research Network (CRN) in Improving the Arabian Gulf Countries' Performance in Research and Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CURRENT STATUS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND R&D IN THE GULF COUNTRIES
      4. THE NEED FOR BUILDING CRN
      5. FACTORS IMPACTING THE BUILDING OF CRN
      6. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
      7. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND STRUCTURE
      8. FINANCIAL AND FUNDING POLICIES
      9. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
      10. GOVERNMENTAL ROLES AND SUPPORT
      11. ETHICAL ISSUES FOR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH
      12. THE IMPACT OF BUILDING CRN
      13. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      14. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      15. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROPOSED CRN
      16. ENABLERS AND INHIBITORS FOR BUILDING CRN
      17. INHIBITORS, FACTORS AND IMPACTS OF BUILDING CRN IN THE GULF COUNTRIES
      18. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      19. REFERENCES
  7. Section 2: Global Technology and System Adoption
    1. Chapter 6: A Comparative Study of the Effects of Culture on the Deployment of Information Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND DEFINITIONS
      4. THE STUDY
      5. DATA REDUCTION AND DISPLAY
      6. APPLICATION OF THE RESULTS TO THREE ISSUES OF CULTURE AND IT
      7. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE STUDY FOR THE UAE
      8. IMPLICATIONS FOR THE IT INDUSTRY
      9. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
      10. CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
      11. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 7: Social Drivers for ICT Diffusion among Agrarian Business Enterprises in Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE RESEARCH PROBLEM
      4. CONTEXTUALIZATION
      5. THEORY EXPLORATION
      6. THE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. RESEARCH FINDINGS
      8. FUTURE MODELS FOR ICT DIFFUSION INNOVATION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 8: A Preliminary Classification of Usage Measures in Information System Acceptance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DEFINING SYSTEM USE
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. FINDINGS
      6. 5. LIMITATIONS
      7. 6. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 9: The Driving Internal Beliefs of Household Internet Adoption among Jordanians and the Role of Cultural Values
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. THE DRIVING INTERNAL BELIEFS OF HOUSEHOLD INTERNET ADOPTION
      5. THE CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF HOUSEHOLD INTERNET ADOPTION
      6. MACRO VS. MICRO CULTURAL LEVEL ANALYSIS
      7. FOUNDATIONS OF PROPOSED MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
      8. PERCEIVED NEEDS
      9. PERCEIVED RISKS
      10. PERCEIVED EASE OF USE
      11. PERCEIVED RESOURCES
      12. PERCEIVED IMAGE
      13. INDIVIDUALISM/COLLECTIVISM
      14. MASCULINITY (MAS)
      15. POWER DISTANCE INDEX (PDI)
      16. LONG-TERM ORIENTATION (LTO)
      17. UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE
      18. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      19. CONCLUSION
      20. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 10: Barriers Hindering Ecommerce Adoption
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A BRIEF BACKGROUND SUMMARY OF KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ
      4. IT INFRASTRUCTURE IN KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ: PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL SECTORS
      5. CASE STUDY: BARRIERS HINDERING ADOPTION OF ECOMMERCE IN KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ
      6. INFRASTRUCTURAL BARRIERS
      7. SOCIO-CULTURAL BARRIERS
      8. SOCIOECONOMIC BARRIERS
      9. POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENTAL BARRIERS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
  8. Section 3: Trends in Digital Divide
    1. Chapter 11: Global Trends in Digital Governance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
      5. LONGITUDINAL FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. APPENDIX A
    2. Chapter 12: Public Information Service for the Disadvantaged in China's Towns
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY AND PROCESS
      5. RESULTS ANALYSIS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 13: Software Quality Initiatives
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND HYPOTHESES
      4. 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. FINDINGS FROM THE SURVEY
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
      9. APPENDIX
  9. Section 4: Database and Algorithms Applications
    1. Chapter 14: Using OCL to Model Constraints in Data Warehouses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. OBJECT-ORIENTED APPROACH FOR DATA WAREHOUSE MODELING
      4. 3. OCL FOR MODELING DATA WAREHOUSES
      5. 4. IMPLEMENTATION
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 15: Semantic Search Engine and Object Database Guidelines for Service Oriented Architecture Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. 4. DATA ANALYSIS
      6. 5. DATABASE IMPLEMENTATION
      7. 6. PROTOTYPE
      8. 7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 16: Segmentation of Arabic Characters
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. ARABIC CHARACTER RECOGNITION
      4. 3. CHALLENGES IN SEGMENTING ARABIC CHARACTERS
      5. 4. ARABIC CHARACTER SEGMENTATION METHODS
      6. 5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 17: Information Hiding Using Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PROBLEM FORMULATION
      4. 3. THE PROPOSED ALGORITHMS
      5. 4. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
      6. 5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors