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ICT for a Better Life and a Better World

The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Organizations and Society

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  • Presents a comprehensive scientific approach in studying and assessing the impact of ICTs on development
  • Provides an approach especially well suited to developing countries
  • Supplies an in-vivo technological analysis involving a number of developing countries

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation (LNISO, volume 30)

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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.

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

    Youcef Baghdadi

  • Business Department, Paris Nanterre University, Nanterre, France

    Antoine Harfouche

About the editors

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.

Antoine Harfouche is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Digital Business at Paris Nanterre University (UPN). He teaches Information Systems, Data analytics, Digital Business, and Quantitative Methods (Statistics and Data Science) for undergraduates, graduate and PhD students. His research areas revolve around artificial intelligence, block chain and digital business. His publications appeared in peer-reviewed journals and renowned conferences such as International Conference of Information Systems. Antoine Harfouche is member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He is the President of the MENA-AIS chapter, the immediate past President of the Lebanese AIS chapter (LAIS), and the past president of the international association ICTO (Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society). He is responsible of the International Relations of the Business Department of University Paris Nanterre (UPN). Throughout his professional career, Antoine Harfouche has reconciled teaching, research, scientific network, and administrative responsibilities.

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