ICT for a Better Life and a Better World - The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Organizations and Society
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This book focuses on the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on organizations and society as a whole. Specifically, it examines how such technologies improve our lives and facilitate our work. A main aspect explored is how actors understand the potential of ICTs to support organizational activities and hence, how they adopt and adapt these technologies to achieve their goals. The book collects papers on various areas of organizational strategy, e.g. new business models, competitive strategies, knowledge management and more.
The main areas dealt with are new technologies for a better life, innovations for e-government, and technologies enhancing enterprise modeling. In addition, the book addresses how organizations impact society through sustainable development and social responsibility, and how ICTs employ social media networks in the process of value co-creation.
Provides an approach especially well suited to developing countries
Supplies an in-vivo technological analysis involving a number of developing countries
Professor Youcef Baghdadi received a HDR degree in computer science from University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and a PhD degree from University of Toulouse 1, France. His is currently a Professor of computer science with the Department of Computer Science at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. His research aims at developing artefacts such as frameworks, architectures, methods, models, and processes to bridge the gap between business and information technology (IT), namely in the areas of cooperative information systems, service-oriented computing, method engineering for service oriented architecture, e-business, web technologies, social commerce, and ontology for enterprise interactions. He published many articles in journals such as Information Systems (IS), Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA), E-Business and Information Systems (e-B&IS), Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (ECRA), Business Information Systems (IJBIS), Web Grids and Services (IJWGS), and others.