Integrated Series in Information Systems

Knowledge Management for Development

Domains, Strategies and Technologies for Developing Countries

Editors: Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata, Mansingh, Gunjan, Rao, Lila (Eds.)

  • Helps developing countries identify strategies and technologies that can be used to harness knowledge in essential sectors of a developing economy
  • Highlights sectors critical to the growth of developing countries such as health care, crime management, disaster recovery management, small and medium size enterprise development
  • Considers the constraints of developing territories in recommending appropriate technologies and strategies for knowledge management initiatives
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About this book

A number of developing countries, including small island states have common problems that have affected their development and growth. Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives can be used to address some of these issues, but these developing countries need to understand what is needed to implement them, in order to improve economic conditions. While many of these countries have access to technologies that can be used to assist in knowledge management, relevant and low cost KM initiatives need to be considered in improving their existing KM processes. Sectors critical to the growth of these developing countries include health care, crime management, disaster recovery management, small and medium size enterprise development. Knowledge Management for Development: Domains, Strategies and Technologies for Developing Countries highlights the opportunities in these sectors and provides advice as to how these countries should go about understanding, building and adopting the relevant KM strategies and technologies. This book identifies appropriate technologies which should be considered to increase productivity within the identified sectors in the developing countries and also sectors in where knowledge management initiatives can yield maximum value. It also considers the constraints of these territories, recommending appropriate technologies and strategies for KM initiatives. It provides advice on how these technologies should be adopted in these sectors of developing countries. Investing in these strategies should benefit these countries development and growth.

About the authors

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson is a Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University and Research Fellow of the Information Systems Research Institute since Fall 1998. He was previously a Professor of Information Systems and Decision Analysis in the School of Business at Howard University, Washington, DC, U.S.A. He has also worked as an Information Systems practitioner in both industry and government. His research covers various areas including: Data Mining, Database Systems, Expert Systems, Decision Support Systems, Group Support Systems, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Integer Programming, and Parametric Programming. His teaching areas include: Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Database Systems, Systems Development. His papers have been published in various journals including: IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Information & Software Technology, Decision Support Systems, Information Processing and Management, Information Systems, Computers & Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Annals of Operations Research, Mathematical & Computer Modeling, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Application of Management Science. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Computers & Operations Research journal. (A full CV is attached for each editor)

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book is a compilation of several scientific papers related to knowledge management (KM). … By reading this book, policy makers, consultants, and information technology (IT) experts working in development efforts could leverage their existing strategies. The book provides some interesting insights into the needs and limitations of implementing KM systems, yet, as the editors posit, ‘Knowledge is considered to be the competitive resource.’” (Carla Sánchez Aguilar, Computing Reviews, June, 2014)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Understanding and Applying Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Systems in Developing Countries: Some Conceptual Foundations

    Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Towards a Community-Centered Knowledge Management Architecture for Disaster Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Osatuyi, Babajide (et al.)

    Pages 17-41

  • Managing Expert Knowledge to Assist in the Management of Coffee Pests and Diseases in Jamaica

    Mansingh, Gunjan (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • Implementation of a Multi-agent Supervisory System for an Agricultural Products Sourcing Network

    Lopez-Morales, Virgilio (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

  • Progressive Usage of Business and Spatial Intelligence for Decision Support in the Delivery of Educational Services in Developing Countries

    Lutu, Patricia E. Nalwoga

    Pages 71-91

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7391-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7834-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge Management for Development
Book Subtitle
Domains, Strategies and Technologies for Developing Countries
Editors
  • Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson
  • Gunjan Mansingh
  • Lila Rao
Series Title
Integrated Series in Information Systems
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-7392-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-7392-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7391-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7834-9
Series ISSN
1571-0270
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 270
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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