Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Seeking Transformation Through Information Technology

Strategies for Brazil, China, Canada and Sri Lanka

Editors: Hanna, Nagy K., Knight, Peter T. (Eds.)

  • 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.
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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.

 

About the authors

Nagy K. Hanna is an author, international development strategist, and thought leader, with over 30 years of experience in advising countries and aid agencies on designing and

implementing programs to leverage information and communication technology (ICT) in

support of competitiveness, private sector development, and public sector reform. He has worked with stakeholders cutting across public, private and civil society leadership.  From 1975 to 2005 he served in a variety of positions at the World Bank, most recently as senior advisor on e-strategies, where he established a global community of practice on e-development and chaired a seminar series to develop e-government and e-leadership. Currently, he advises countries on developing policies, institutions, and leadership capabilities for coordinating ICT for development programs, and has served as a Visiting Professor at Duke University and Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland.  He has lectured and published extensively on e-development, strategic planning, change management,  executive education, and institutional development. He holds a Ph.D. in Socio-Economic Planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Masters degrees in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. 

 

Peter T. Knight is an economist, training strategist, and information age change agent with broad international experience in distance education, training strategy/evaluation, e-government, electronic media, telecommunications reform, international banking, foundation work, teaching, and research.  He has worked extensively in Africa (especially South Africa), Latin America (especially Brazil), and Eastern Europe and Asia (especially Russia). He is a partner in Knight, Moore and President of Telemática e Desenvolvimento Ltda, advising such clients as the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, SRI International/National Science Foundation, US Department of

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • E-Transformation as an Integrating Strategy

    Hanna, Nagy K.

    Pages 1-19

  • Toward E-Development in Brazil

    Knight, Peter T.

    Pages 21-87

  • China’s Evolving Informatization Strategy

    Hanna, Nagy K. (et al.)

    Pages 89-137

  • Toward a Community-Based E-Development in Canada

    Graham, Garth (et al.)

    Pages 139-188

  • E-Sri Lanka as a Deliberate and Emergent Strategy Process

    Hanna, Nagy K.

    Pages 189-227

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Hardcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seeking Transformation Through Information Technology
Book Subtitle
Strategies for Brazil, China, Canada and Sri Lanka
Editors
  • Nagy K. Hanna
  • Peter T. Knight
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0353-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0353-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0352-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2977-7
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 256
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