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African economic transformation in the digital age / editors, Mammo Muchie and Angathevar Baskaran.

Muchie, Mammo, (editor.)
Baskaran, Angathevar, (editor.)
ISBN 978-1-56902-557-4
Publicerad: Trenton, New Jersey : Africa World Press, [2017]
Engelska xiii, 343 pages
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  • Introduction : African economic transformation in the digital age / Mammo Muchie & Angathevar Baskaran -- ICTs and economic transformation in Africa : a synthesis / Olu Ajakaiye & Samuel Wangwe -- Innovation system approach towards economic transformation in the digital age / Angathevar Baskaran & Mammo Muchie -- Building the information society for us all / Christopher Freeman & Luc Soete -- How much is free? : quantifying open source software development in South Africa / Michael Gastrow & Saahier Parker -- Research in African e-local governance : outcome assessment research framework / Timothy Mwololo Waema, Winnie Mitullah & Edith Adera -- Policy implications of the relationship between ICT access and usage and well-being : a case study of Kenya / Timothy Mwololo Waema & Obadia Okinda -- Assessing ICT impact on development and economic transformation in the rural areas of Tanzania : the case of rural tele-centres / Peter Ulanga -- The impact of the Nigerian ICT policy on the printing and publishing industry / John O. Adeoti, Foluso M. Adeyinka & Moses O. Ubaru -- An assessment of application software market in Cameroon / Sunday A. Khan & Arsène Gidéon Nkama -- Link between ICT investments, growth and jobs creation in Senegal / Latif Dramani & Oumy Laye -- Impact of cellular phones on technical and allocative efficiencies of commercial taxi and fishing boat firms in Ghana / Vijay K. Bhasin, Simon K. Harvey & Eme Umoeka Fiawoyife -- Impact of ICT investment, ownership and use in the cassava value chain in south western Nigeria / Mutawakilu A. Tiamiyu and Abiodun S. Bankole & Rosemary O. Agbonlahor -- Conceptualizing accountability in ICT4D : complementary perspectives of information systems and development management / Silvia Masiero -- Sustainable broadband connectivity model for rural areas of Tanzania / Fatuma Simba, Lena Trojer & Zaipuna O. Yonah -- Post scriptum / Mammo Muchie & Angathevar Baskaran.
  • "The digital age is upon us. The current period is said to be under the fourth industrial revolution of robotization, digitalisation, and nanotechnology driven advanced materials. Biotechnology and cogno technology are driving the world. There are real concerns over whether or not technology should advance to a position of producing all the goods and services that humans need and consume. This is a real question in a world awash with goods and services produced with high end technological tools that would depress the wages of workers, and are then transformed into low wage earners who also do not have direct links to the sources and capacities for consumption. The ICT revolution is bringing about a major paradigm shift by having brought far-reaching changes in the way interactions are taking place among peoples, economies, societies and communities in the world today. We have now more and more e-people and fewer and fewer people that have not gone electronic yet. The number of those who go e- is growing rapidly, and those who have not yet become computer un-literate appear to be dwindling fast. That e-people are populating the world as electronic herds everywhere in the world making communication instantaneous is a reality that is with us now. It raises big opportunities as well as challenges. It looks everything that used to be done with human expenditure of energy and touch is changing with the application of ICTs in all walks of life from the military using drones to computers facilitating information on how to process social and government instruments such as passports and paying taxes. Social media is now pervasive and Africa is increasingly part of a world populated by massive data. Industrializing Africa now means, the continent entering the digital age, catching up and leapfrogging to the 4th industrial revolution. This is a timely and engaging book, reflecting on Africa's process of industrialization and socio-political construction in a digital age." -- Publisher's description 

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Information technology  -- Economic aspects -- Africa. (LCSH)
Digital communications  -- Economic aspects -- Africa. (LCSH)
Economic development  -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Africa. (LCSH)

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