Thursday, 11 August 2011

Information Technology for Development

Aims & Scope

Information Technology for Development, with an established record for publishing quality research and influencing practice for over 20 years, is the first journal to have explicitly addressed global information technology issues and opportunities. It publishes social and technical research on the effects of Information Technology (IT) on economic, social and human development.

In addition to being a valuable publication in the field of information systems, Information Technology for Development is also cited in fields such as public administration, economics, and international development and business, and has a particularly large readership in international agencies connected to the Commonwealth Secretariat, United Nations, and World Bank.

Information Technology for Development endeavors to advance research and practice in the development of scalable Information Technology (IT) infrastructures in global development, and considers IT, policy and commerce infrastructures, and the effects of online communities and research methods for measuring the effects of IT.

The journal appeals to engineers, scientists, strategists, practitioners in the field, academics, international leaders, and policy-makers who recognize the importance of IT as an economic driver and make decisions with respect to investments in technical, legal and human infrastructures.

The objective of Information Technology for Development is to provide a forum for policy-makers, practitioners, and academics to discuss strategies and best practices for working in developing countries, tools and techniques for ascertaining the effects of IT infrastructures in government, civil societies and the private sector, and theories and frameworks that explain the effects of IT on development.

The journal helps address how to achieve significant, measurable improvements in addressing the Millennium Development Goals through Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Strategies for sourcing goods in the less developed countries and marketing services to the more developed countries; Best practices for working in the different countries; Theories and frameworks that explain the effects of IT on development; and Tools and techniques for ascertaining the effects of IT infrastructures in government, civil society and the private sector.

Information Technology for Development accepts both qualitative and quantitative research on subjects such as:

Development Issues
  • IT ethics and development
  • International legal frameworks
  • IT and the global community
  • Effect of mobile infrastructures on development
  • IT and the emergence of the knowledge society
  • International ICT dialogues and discourses: Implications for developed and transition economies
  • Consultation and collaboration across the digital differences
  • Adoption and diffusion of IT, and rate of uptake
  • Security of network infrastructures, public key infrastructure
  • Scalable infrastructures for development
  • Sustainable development in developing and transition economies
  • Attaining Millennium Development Goals through ICT
  • Official development assistance
IT Policy
  • eGovernment
  • IT infrastructure for public administration and reform [legal framework, human resource development (HRD) frameworks]
  • eGovernance for good government (eGovernment, eDemocracy and eBusiness)
  • International commerce and development
  • Public policy for the IT industry
  • Innovations in capacity building for ICT development (education in IT, skills for ICT development)
  • Debt financing strategies and developments
  • IT strategies for development (national and sectoral)
  • ICT and political development in transitional economies
  • ICT standards and dependency
  • Cyber-security
IT Business
  • Procurement: public procurement information systems
  • Metropolitan growth and Global Information Systems (GIS)
  • Sourcing strategies: netsourcing
  • Outsourcing web enabled strategies
  • Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) access to public procurement systems
  • Open sourcing, online communities
  • eCommerce Security
  • Uptake of ICTs on micro-enterprises and their effect on the economy
Health Informatics
  • Innovations in bioinformatics
  • Information for action in healthcare
  • Health information systems
  • Rural health infrastructures 
Published by: Routledge From: Taylor & Francis Group

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