Seeking Transformation Through Information Technology

Strategies for Brazil, China, Canada and Sri Lanka

  • Nagy K. Hanna
  • Peter T. Knight

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Peter T. Knight
    Pages 21-87
  3. Nagy K. Hanna, Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang
    Pages 89-137
  4. Garth Graham, Nagy K. Hanna
    Pages 139-188
  5. Nagy K. Hanna, Peter T. Knight
    Pages 229-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-253

About this book


The ability to harness Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) is increasingly at the heart of national competitiveness and sustainable development. As countries seek a way out of the present period of economic contraction, they are trying to weave ICT into their development strategies, in the same way enterprises have learned to use ICT to transform their business models and strategies. This integration offers a new path to development that is responsive to the challenges of our times.


In Seeking Transformation Through Information Technology, Nagy Hanna and Peter Knight provide a framework for assessing the opportunities, challenges, and prospects for “e-transformation.”  Featuring contributions from country experts, the editors and authors provide in-depth case studies of ICT deployment in Brazil, China, Canada, and Sri Lanka, and asses the progress of such efforts.  The result is an essential resource for academic researchers, policy analysts, policymakers, and industry leaders interested in the role of ICT in national development, innovation, and economic growth.



Information and communication Technology (ICT) developing countries digital divide digital government e-Transformation economic development economic policy information society innovation knowledge management public administration

Editors and affiliations

  • Nagy K. Hanna
    • 1
  • Peter T. Knight
    • 2
  2. 2.ArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0352-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0353-1
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