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Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa

Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa

By: Lloyd Adu Amoah

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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In a world that is essentially digitizing, some have argued that the idea of the knowledge society holds the greatest promise for Africa’s rapid socio-economic transformation. Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa aims to catalyze thinking and provide relevant information on the complex ways in which the information age is shaping Africa and the implications that this will have for the continent and the world. This premier reference volume will provide policy analysts, policymakers, academics, and researchers with fresh insights into the key empirical and...

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Electronic Payment Systems for Competitive Advantage in E-Commerce

Electronic Payment Systems for Competitive Advantage in E-Commerce

By: Francisco Liébana-Cabanillas; Francisco Muñoz-Leiva; Juan Sánchez-Fernández; Myriam Martínez-Fiestas

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Recent innovations in the field of information technology and communications are radically changing the way international organizations conduct business. In this competitive environment, having the necessary tools to streamline business transactions and secure digital payments is crucial to business success. Electronic Payment Systems for Competitive Advantage in E-Commerce provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical findings on electronic payment systems in the digital marketplace. Focusing on the importance of e-commerce in business development, including the...

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Handbook of Research on Strategic Business Infrastructure Development and Contemporary Issues in Finance

Handbook of Research on Strategic Business Infrastructure Development and Contemporary Issues in Finance

By: Nilanjan Ray; Kaushik Chakraborty

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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The dynamic economic climate invites participants who are grounded in strategic financial management and infrastructure development. Thus, a lack of sufficient infrastructure, in both quality and quantity, often disqualifies developing countries from being key players in the global economy and influences other socioeconomic problems like unemployment, quality of work life, and quality of life. Handbook of Research on Strategic Business Infrastructure Development and Contemporary Issues in Finance discusses the efficiency of good infrastructure and its impact on socioeconomic growth and...

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Sustainability Science for Social, Economic, and Environmental Development

Sustainability Science for Social, Economic, and Environmental Development

By: Nilanjan Ghosh; Anandajit Goswami

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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While the effects of climate change become ever more apparent and pressing, the discussion of sustainable practices and environmental protection is a common overture among the academic and scientific communities. However, in order to be truly effective, sustainable solutions must be tested and applied in real-world situations. Sustainability Science for Social, Economic, and Environmental Development investigates the role of sustainability in the everyday lives of ordinary citizens, including issues of economy, social interaction, exploitation of natural resources, and sources of renewable...

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Approaches and Processes for Managing the Economics of Information Systems

Approaches and Processes for Managing the Economics of Information Systems

By: Theodosios Tsiakis; Theodoros Kargidis; Panagiotis Katsaros

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Advancements of information systems are rapidly altering both the economy and society. This progression of information creates operational and strategic advantages which is important to the success of organizations and firms. Approaches and Processes for Managing the Economics of Information Systems explores the value of information and its management by highlighting theoretical and empirical approaches in the economics of information systems. By providing insight into how information systems can generate economic value for businesses and consumers, this book is essential for professors,...

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Best Practices and New Perspectives in Service Science and Management

Best Practices and New Perspectives in Service Science and Management

By: Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos; Robert Tennyson

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2013

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Within global commerce, services and management play a vital role in the economy. Service systems are necessary for organizations, and a multi-disciplinary approach is ideal to establish full understanding of these systems. Best Practices and New Perspectives in Service Science and Management provides original research on all aspects of service science, service management, service engineering, and its supporting technology in order to administer cutting-edge knowledge to encourage the improvement of services. This book is essential for researchers and practitioners in the fields of computer...

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ePedagogy in Online Learning

ePedagogy in Online Learning

By: Elspeth McKay

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2013

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ICT tools and the digital age continue to redefine teaching strategies for both the corporate sector and educational institutions. These teaching environments have enabled openness and interaction in order to teach communities to flourish. ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web Mediated Human Computer Interaction provides approaches on adopting interactive web tools that promote effective human-computer interaction in educational practices. This book is a vital tool for educational technology practitioners and researchers interested in incorporating e-learning practices in the...

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Human-Centered System Design for Electronic Governance

Human-Centered System Design for Electronic Governance

By: Saqib Saeed; Christopher G. Reddick

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2013

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As e-government policies and procedures become widely practiced and implemented, it is apparent that the success of technology in e-government hangs on its consistentency with human practices. Human-Centered System Design for Electronic Governance provides special attention to the most successful practices for implementing e-government technologies. This highly regarded publication highlights the benefits of well designed systems in this field, while investigating the implications of poor practices and designs. This book is beneficial for academics, researchers, government officials, and...

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Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration

Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration

By: Jared Keengwe

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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With advancements in technology continuing to influence all areas of society, students in current classrooms have a different understanding and perspective of learning than the educational system has been designed to teach. Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration highlights the emerging digital age, its complex transformation of the current educational system, and the integration of educational technologies into teaching strategies. This book offers best practices in the process of incorporating learning technologies into instruction and is an essential...

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Enterprise Development in SMEs and Entrepreneurial Firms

Enterprise Development in SMEs and Entrepreneurial Firms

By: Nelson Ndubisi; Sonny Nwankwo

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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In order to increase the economic opportunities available, enterprise development plays a crucial role in the progression of socio-economic development for small and medium enterprises. Enterprise Development in SMEs and Entrepreneurial Firms: Dynamic Processes explores the process of enterprise development and its reconstruction of entrepreneurial identities, critical competencies as well as market turnaround for SMEs. This book aims to be a critical resource in the understanding of enterprise strategies adopted and lessons learned for management development. It is a successful resource for...

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Business Innovation, Development, and Advancement in the Digital Economy

Business Innovation, Development, and Advancement in the Digital Economy

By: Ionica Oncioiu

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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Digital technologies maintain an important tool in today’s business economy. As the economy continues to change, businesses seek out solutions in order to enhance and develop their organization. Business Innovation, Development, and Advancement in the Digital Economy highlights the competitive advantages on the emerging digital economy. Bringing together the classic economy theory and the developments of new technology, this book provides research on current innovations in the digital economy. It is vital resource for practitioners, researchers as well as graduate and undergraduate students....

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Educational Communities of Inquiry

Educational Communities of Inquiry

By: Zehra Akyol; D. Garrison

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2012

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Communications technologies have been continuously integrated into learning and training environments which has revealed the need for a clear understanding of the process. The Community of Inquiry (COI) Theoretical Framework has a philosophical foundation which provides planned guidelines and principles to development useful learning environments and guarantees successful educational experiences. Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research, and Practice is an extensive reference that offers theoretical foundations and developments associated with the COl theoretical...

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Bridging the Gap Between Growth Theory and Policy in Asia

Bridging the Gap Between Growth Theory and Policy in Asia

By: Rup Singh

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Although economic growth is amongst the oldest of debates in Economics, there has been little advancement in growth theory since the classic works of Solow. As such, clear-cut answers to the context-specific determinants of growth, especially for developing countries, are rare. Bridging the Gap Between Growth Theory and Policy in Asia: An Extension of the Solow Growth Model adds to the works of Solow by showing how his original model can be extended and used for policy, discussing issues in growth econometrics, including the theoretical underpinnings of growth models, and some of the...

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Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement

Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement

By: Vinod Bhattathiripad

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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The software industry continues to expand as new products enter into the technological marketplace in order to meet increasing demand. As a result of the popularity of often-expensive software products, companies face the growing challenge of protecting their products against copyright infringement. Judiciary-Friendly Forensics of Software Copyright Infringement discusses the forensics of software copyright infringement. This book highlights theoretical, functional, and procedural matters in the investigation of copyright infringement of software products, as well as the development of...

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Crisis Management

Crisis Management

By: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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Whether natural or man-made, disasters will inevitably occur, which is why organizations must be constantly alert and ready to meet any such challenges head-on. Crisis Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the latest empirical research and best real-world practices for preventing, weathering, and recovering from disasters. From earthquakes and tsunamis to nuclear disasters and cyber terrorism, this extensive multi-volume compilation describes crisis management techniques for a variety of critical scenarios, providing leaders, managers, analysts, and workers...

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Making Your Work Work

Making Your Work Work

By: Jan Gillett

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 17-MAR-2014

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Making your work work is a practical book, invaluable to individual managers who want to develop their approach to carrying out their own responsibilities. It also helps more senior managers who wish to lead their organisation toward a comprehensive transformation in culture and performance. It provides practical approaches to management and improvement that are based upon the four key foundations detailed in Dr W. Edwards Deming’s ‘System of Profound Knowledge’. These foundations have underpinned performance revolutions across Asia, North America and Europe, in organisations as diverse...

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Always On

Always On

By: Brian X Chen

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2012

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Even Steve Jobs didn't know what he had on his hands when he announced the original iPhone as a combination of a mere "three revolutionary products"--an iPod, a cell phone, and a keyboard-less handheld computer. Once Apple introduced the App Store and opened it up to outside developers, however, the iPhone became capable of serving a rapidly growing number of functions--now more than 200,000 and counting.But the iPhone has implications far beyond the phone or gadget market. In fact, it's opening the way to what Brian Chen calls the "always-on" future, where we are all constantly...

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Tu marca personal

Tu marca personal

By: Hubert Rampersad

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2009

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Hubert Rampersad te enseña a gestionar tus ventajas competitivas para diferenciarte y consolidarte como marca. ...

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PCI DSS: A Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition

PCI DSS: A Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition

By: Alan Calder; Geraint Williams

Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2014

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Get started with PCI DSS Protect your customers’ card data All businesses that accept payment cards are prey for hackers and criminal gangs trying to steal payment card details and commit identity fraud. The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) exists to ensure that businesses process credit and debit card orders in a way that effectively protects cardholder data. Failing to comply with the standard can have serious consequences for your ability to process card payments. An ideal introduction and a quick reference to PCI DSS, including version 3.0 Co-written by a...

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Global Business and Corporate Governance

Global Business and Corporate Governance

By: John Thanopoulos

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

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This book presents a new era where the main force for social change, research, education, economic betterment, and even employee happiness is the global enterprise. So many businesses today are “global,” though often with conflicting priorities and potential civilization clashes. Companies may operate in a practically borderless world, seeking ideas and talents globally, but without proper knowledge and preparation, it is one endless struggle. Inside, you’ll learn many global business-related issues ranging from historical matters to the realities of the 21st century—from local cultures to...