Information Technology and Economic Development, 1st Edition

  • Yutaka Kurihara
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  • ISBN-10: 1599045818
  • ISBN-13: 9781599045818
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 379 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Information technology has already changed the face of many activities in organizational, economic, and societal domains, and holds strong promise for future development.

Information Technology and Economic Development collects defining research on the impact information technology (IT) has on fields such as politics, education, sociology, and commerce, with a unifying focus on the benefits of IT for developing countries, which have not been clearly defined. By comprehensively treating the challenges and obstacles that must be overcome to achieve further IT advancement in the developing world, this book provides a must-have reference for libraries serving the international research community.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Towards Sustainable and Permanent Economic Growth.
2: The Evolution of ICT, Economic Development, and the Digitally-Divided Society.
3: Information Technology and Economic Development in Developing Countries.
4: IT Promotion Policies for Economic Development: The Case of Malaysia.
5: Information and Communication Technology and Economic Development in Malaysia.
6: Macroeconomic Announcements, Asymmetric Volatility, and IT: Evidence from JGB Futures.
7: The Macroeconomic Benefits of Intelligent Enterprise.
8: Domestic and Global Markets in the IT Age.
9: International Reserves Accumulation: Some Lessons from Asia.
10: IT and Thai Stock Market Development.
11: Key Drivers of Internet Banking Adoption: The Case of Spanish Internet Users.
12: E-Commerce Contribution to Economic Growth: The Case of Thailand.
13: IT and Software Industry in Vietnam.
14: Innovative Engineering in IT.
15: The Influence of New Information and Communication Technologies on Transaction Costs of Micro-, Small- and, Medium-Sized Enterprises.
16: Information Technology Industry Development and the Knowledge Economy: A Four Country Study.
17: Information Technology and Environment.
18: Socioeconomic Development in the IT Age.
19: International Institute for Knowledge Management.
20: Application of Computer Technology in Mechanical Industry of China.
21: A Study of the Relationships between Economic Climates, National Culture, and E-Government Readiness: A Global Perspective.
22: Society and World Wide Web in Developing Countries: The Case of Turkey.
23: E-Learning Implementation and Its Diverse Effects.
24: The Significance of the Existence of Women’s Colleges and Their Entry into Science-Related Fields.
25: Potential Challenges and Benefits of Information Technology and Economic Development in Sri Lanka.
26: Socio Economic Influence on Information Technology: The Case of California.
27: Strategies for Cultural Economic Development in Kamakura: Managing Digital Contents and Cultural Assets.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.