E-Adoption and Technologies for Empowering Developing Countries: Global Advances: Global Advances

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Sharma, Sushil K.
IGI Global, Jan 31, 2012 - Social Science - 342 pages
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The adoption of technology has provided opportunities for increased participation in global affairs both at an individual and organizational level. As a discipline, e-adoption focuses on the requirements, policies, and implications of widespread technology use in developed and developing countries.

E-Adoption and Technologies for Empowering Developing Countries: Global Advances reviews the impact technology has had on individuals and organizations whose access to media and resources is otherwise limited. With overviews of topics including electronic voting, electronic delivery systems, social Web applications, and online educational environments, this reference work provides a foundation for understanding the interplay between technology and societal growth and development.

 

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Contents

How Adversity Can Drive Change
1
The Roles of Competing Organizational Cultures and Collaborating Upper Echelons
15
Strategy and Structure in a Virtual Organization
34
Knowledge Sharing Adoption Model Based on Artificial Neural Networks
46
An Empirical Study in Iran
59
The Infrastructure Security Issues and a Real TestBed
72
Towards ESociety Policy Interoperability for Social Web Networks
83
Electronic Voting Using Identity Domain Separation and Hardware Security Modules
100
Investigating the Attitude of Students Towards Online Learning
156
Students Perspectives
170
Wiki Interaction Tracks in Geometry Learning
185
An Evaluation of WebCT Course Content Management System at the University of Botswana
205
EAssessment as a Driver for Cultural Change in NetworkCentric Learning
233
Impact of EAdoption on Teaching and Learning in the Context of Teaching French
245
Examining Diffusion and Sustainability of ELearning Strategies through Weblog Data
258
Compilation of References
273

An Austrian Experience
115
An Exploratory Study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
129
Organizational Learning Attributes and Capabilities
143
About the Contributors
303
Index
311
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Sushil K. Sharma is currently Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems and Executive Director of the MBA and Certificate Programs at the Miller College of Business, Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana, USA). He co-edited five books that include the Handbook of Research on Information Assurance and Security and Creating Knowledge-based Healthcare Organizations. He is also the co-editor of the book: Managing E-Business (Heidelberg Press, Australia). Dr. Sharma has authored over 100 refereed research papers in many peer-reviewed national and international MIS and management journals, conferences proceedings and books. He serves on editorial boards of several national and international journals and has also edited special issues. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Adoption. His primary teaching and research interests are in e-commerce, computer-mediated communications, community and social informatics, information systems security, e-government, ERP systems, database management systems, cluster computing, Web services and knowledge management. He has a wide consulting experience in information systems and e-commerce and he has served as an advisor and consultant to several government and private organizations including projects funded by the World Bank. [Editor]

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