Emerging Technologies for Emerging Markets

  • John Vong
  • Insu Song

Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. John Vong, Insu Song
    Pages 1-8
  3. Financial Service

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. John Vong, Insu Song
      Pages 35-53
    3. John Vong, Insu Song
      Pages 55-69
    4. John Vong, Insu Song
      Pages 71-86
  4. Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. John Vong, Insu Song
      Pages 89-102
    3. John Vong, Insu Song
      Pages 103-117
    4. John Vong, Insu Song
      Pages 133-143
  5. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. John Vong, Insu Song
      Pages 147-154
    3. John Vong, Insu Song
      Pages 171-178
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-206

About this book


This book introduces inclusive-cost-effective (ICE) approaches that have the potential to transform all aspects of daily lives of people at the base of the pyramid in the economic scale, who represent more than 75% of the world population. ICE means that the approaches must meet the affordability level at the base of the pyramid. This includes mobile banking and financial service technologies, mobile education, rural information and communication technologies, telemedicine, e-Health, and health social networks. This monograph is a compulsory reading for not only technology innovators, but also economists, social entrepreneurs, development specialists, health specialists, bankers and researchers and policy thinkers on technology and economic development.


Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Emerging Markets Emerging Technologies Inclusive-Cost-Effective (ICE) Micro-insurance Mobile Banking

Authors and affiliations

  • John Vong
    • 1
  • Insu Song
    • 2
  1. 1.Singapore Management UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.James Cook UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-346-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-347-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-9411
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-942X
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