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The Diffusion of Social Informatics

Blessing Mbatha

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ISBN 10: 3846558656 / ISBN 13: 9783846558652
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Paperback. 348 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.8in.The study examined the types, interaction, and availability of ICTs in government departments in South Africa in the context of work productivity and creativity. Chapter one defines social informatics. Chapter two audits the ICT infrastructure in South Africa, while chapter three determines the status and challenges of ICT policy in South Africa. Chapter four reviews literature on various uses of ICTs in organizations. Chapter five attempts to filter theories by different authors on the diffusion and adoption of ICTs in different social systems. Chapter six justifies the research methodology by explaining how the research sample was chosen and the method and instrumentation used for data collection. Chapter seven deals with the analysis of data. Chapter eight provides perspectives and an insight into the results. The last chapter (chapter 9) summarizes the salient outcomes of the study, offers conclusions, recommends how the government can harness and improve the efficiency of ICTs, and suggests areas of further study. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783846558652

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Title: The Diffusion of Social Informatics

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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The study examined the types, interaction, and availability of ICTs in government departments in South Africa in the context of work productivity and creativity. Chapter one defines social informatics. Chapter two audits the ICT infrastructure in South Africa, while chapter three determines the status and challenges of ICT policy in South Africa. Chapter four reviews literature on various uses of ICTs in organizations. Chapter five attempts to filter theories by different authors on the diffusion and adoption of ICTs in different social systems. Chapter six justifies the research methodology by explaining how the research sample was chosen and the method and instrumentation used for data collection. Chapter seven deals with the analysis of data. Chapter eight provides perspectives and an insight into the results. The last chapter (chapter 9) summarizes the salient outcomes of the study, offers conclusions, recommends how the government can harness and improve the efficiency of ICTs, and suggests areas of further study.

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BT Mbatha, PhD, has served the information profession in several capacities since 1998. Among them as a researcher, lecturer, senior administrative officer & a member of SACOMM & LIASA. His research and teaching interests and where he has extensively published include, Social Informatics, HIV/AIDS, ODL, & E-commerce.

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