Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599049406
  • ISBN-13: 9781599049403
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 3820 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released April 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications compiles a defining body of authoritative research on these topics, resulting in a complete reference collection that cuts across all major areas of concern in the global information domain. Among the 269 chapters from over 450 international experts are examinations of culture in information systems, IT in developing countries, global e-business, and the worldwide information society. A matchless compendium on this topic for reference collections in libraries worldwide, Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a critical mass of knowledge to fuel the future work of researchers, academicians and practitioners in a variety of fields that engage with the implications of global information technology.

Key Features:

  • 269 authoritative contributions by the world’s leading experts in global information technologies from over 55 countries
  • Comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in global IT
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • Cross referencing of key terms, figures and information pertinent to global information technologies
  • In-depth description of key issues, terms and concepts
  • More than 6,500 references to existing literature and research
  • Numerous entries containing overviews and introductions to relevant concepts in global IT

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Associate Editors.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Additional Research Collections Found in the "Contemporary Research in Information Science and Technology" Book Series.
List of Contributors.
Contents by Volume.
Introductory Chapter Global Information Technologies: Retrospect and Prospect.
About the Editor.
1: Fundamental Concepts and Theories.
2: A Framework for Narrowing the Digital Divide.
3: A Proposed Framework for Making Decisions Dynamically in a Global Organisation.
4: Academic Online Resources and Global Implications.
5: An Open Source Primer.
6: An Overview of E-Commerce Security and Critical Issues for Developing Countries.
7: Bridging the Growing Digital Divide.
8: Community-Based Information Networking in Developing Countries.
9: Creating a Policy-Aware Web: Discretionary, Rule-Based Access for the World Wide Web.
10: A Developing Country Perspective on Women's ICT Adoption.
11: The Digital Citizen.
12: Digital Divides and Grassroots-Based E-Government in Developing Countries.
13: Digital Government and the Digital Divide.
14: Digital Government in Remote Locations.
15: Distance Learning in Hong Kong.
16: E-Business in Developing Countries: A Comparison of China and India.
17: E-Commerce in Developing Countries.
18: Electronic Business Research in Small Businesses: A Global Perspective.
19: Enabling Technologies for Enterprise Globalizations.
20: Enhanced Learning and Leading in a Technology-Rich, 21st Century Global Learning Environment.
21: E-Readiness and Successful E-Commerce Diffusion in Developing Countries: Results from a Cluster Analysis.
22: A Small Virtual Organization Serving the Mexican Market.
23: The CRM-KDD Nexus.
24: Gender and ICTs in Zambia.
25: Global IT Risk Management Strategies.
26: Global Perspectives on the Information Society.
27: Going Global: A Technology Review.
28: ICT and Business in the New Economy: Globalization and Attitudes Towards eCommerce.
29: ICT in Regional Development.
30: Initial E-Commerce Efforts in Nine Least Developed Countries: A Review of National Infrastructure, Business Approaches, and Product Selection.
31: Introducing Electronic Governance in the Philippines.
32: Overcoming the Digital Divide.
33: The Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Globalized E-Learning.
34: The Digital Divide within the Digital Community in Saudi Arabia.
35: The Information Society in Ukraine.
36: The Internet and Global Markets.
37: The Role of Modularity in Free/Open Source Software Development.
38: The Role of Organizational, Environmental and Human Factors in E-Learning Diffusion.
39: The State of Internet Access in Uganda.
40: Transferring Technology to the Developing World.
41: Web-Based Distance Learning and the Second Digital Divide.
42: Development and Design Methodologies.
43: A Diffusion Model for Communication Standards in Supply Networks.
44: A Framework for Evaluating Outsourcing Risk.
45: Outsourcing Information Technology: The Role of Social Capital.
46: A Methodology for Web Accessibility Development and Maintenance.
47: A Quantitative Study of the Adoption of Design Patterns by Open Source Software Development.
48: Accessing Public Sector Environmental Data and Information: Development and Demonstration of a National Portal.
49: Analysis of Software Requirements Engineering Exercises in a Global Virtual Team Setup.