The increasingly pervasive distribution of networked information and communication technologies has diminished geographic and cultural boundaries and created unprecedented opportunities for interaction across previous physical and sociocultural divides. Yet this emerging context of global networking faces societies with perhaps as many challenges as opportunities.
Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications compiles a defining body of authoritative research on these topics, resulting in a complete reference collection that cuts across all major areas of concern in the global information domain. Among the more than 300 chapters from 250 international experts are examinations of culture in information systems, IT in developing countries, global e-business, and the worldwide information society. A matchless compendium on this topic for reference collections in libraries worldwide, this six-volume collection provides a critical mass of knowledge to fuel the future work of researchers, academicians and practitioners in a variety of fields that engage with the implications of global information technology, such as information science, political science, international relations, sociology, and many more.