Towards a Sustainable Information Society: People, Business and Public Administration Perspectives
This book represents an important voice in the scientific discourse on what constitutes a sustainable information society, and provides a new comprehensive and forward-looking approach to such a development. This approach is based on the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by the main stakeholders of society, including individuals, enterprises, and public administration, who should use ICTs in order to build the welfare of present and future generations, ensure economic growth and socio-cultural development, increase participation in public life, permit personal development, and build the wisdom of society. As such, the book mainly focuses on the role ICTs play in transforming business, public administration and everyday life in the context of the sustainable information society.
This volume will appeal to both researchers and practitioners, as it provides significant areas and directions for research on the sustainable information society, and suggests important issues for programming, building and adopting such a society. The book will allow the reader to answer such critical contemporary questions as ‘What is the sustainable information society and what role is played by ICTs in this society?’; ‘What are the challenges and tasks of people, enterprises, and public administration that lead towards the sustainable information society?’; ‘How can ICTs support people, enterprises, and public administration in programming, building and adopting such a society?’; ‘What are the factors affecting ICT adoption by people, enterprises, and public administration in this context?’; ‘What are the areas that should require a primary focus in order to achieve the most satisfying results of ICT adoption by people, enterprises, and public administration?’; and ‘How can ICT adoption by people, enterprises, and public administration be measured here?’
Dr Ewa Ziemba completed her PhD and postdoctoral research in Management, with a major focus on management information systems. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Economics, Katowice, Poland. Her current research focuses on information systems and technologies for business and public administration transformation. She has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and 11 books, and has played an instrumental role in a number of prestigious Polish and international research projects. Dr Ziemba serves on the editorial boards of several international journals, is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of The Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management, and is also the Vice President for Research Collaborations of the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management. She has received numerous awards for her research and teaching, including The Excellent Awards of the President of the University of Economics in Katowice, The Silver Cross of Merit from the President of Poland, The Medal of the National Education Commission from the Ministry of National Education in Poland, The Award of Fellow and Distinguished Scholar from the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management, and several The Best Paper awards.
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