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Integrates analytical insights, practical application, and policymaking across the fields of development economics, public administration, and information and communication technology to show how ICT can impact development International coverage, featuring in-depth case studies from country specialists
International coverage, featuring in-depth case studies from country specialists
Could be appropriate for graduate-level courses in economic development, technology policy, and public administration.
The ability to harness Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) is increasingly at the heart of national competitiveness and sustainable development. As countries seek a way out of the present period of economic contraction, they are trying to weave ICT into their development strategies, in the same way enterprises have learned to use ICT to transform their business models and strategies. This integration offers a new path to development that is responsive to the challenges of our times.
In Seeking Transformation Through Information Technology, Nagy Hanna and Peter Knight provide a framework for assessing the opportunities, challenges, and prospects for “e-transformation.” Featuring contributions from country experts, the editors and authors provide in-depth case studies of ICT deployment in Brazil, China, Canada, and Sri Lanka, and asses the progress of such efforts. The result is an essential resource for academic researchers, policy analysts, policymakers, and industry leaders interested in the role of ICT in national development, innovation, and economic growth.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Information and communication Technology (ICT) - developing countries - digital divide - digital government - e-Transformation - economic development - economic policy - information society - innovation - knowledge management - public administration
Chapter 1 E-Transformation as an Integrating Strategy.- Chapter 2 Toward e-Development in Brazil.- Chapter 3 China’s Evolving Informatization Strategy.- Chapter 4 Towards a Community-based e-Development in Canada.- Chapter 5 Sri Lanka as a Deliberate and Emergent Strategy.- Chapter 6 Comparative Experience and Lessons in e-Transformation.