From Rural Village to Global Village
Telecommunications for Development in the Information Age
By (author) Heather E. Hudson
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From Rural Village to Global Village by Heather E. Hudson
Book DescriptionFrom Rural Village to Global Village: Telecommunications for Development in the Information Age examines the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on both the macro level--societal, socio-economic, and governmental--and sector level--education, health, agriculture, entrepreneurship--emphasizing rural and developing regions. Author Heather E. Hudson examines the potential impact of ICTs by reviewing the existing research and adding her own findings from extensive fieldwork in ICT planning and evaluation. The volume includes case studies demonstrating innovative applications of ICTs plus chapters on evaluation strategies and appropriate technologies. She also analyzes the policy issues that must be addressed to facilitate affordable ICT access in rural and developing regions. This discussion relates to the larger "digital divide" issue, and the impact that access to communication technology--or the lack of it--has on communities and societies. This comprehensive volume is a valuable resource for scholars, professionals, researchers, and students in telecommunications law and policy, media economics, international communication, and communication and development fields. It is also suitable for use as an advanced-level text in these areas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805860160
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Examines the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in development on the macro level (societal, socio-economic, and governmental), emphasizing rural and developing regions. This book reviews the research on the impact of communication technologies and adds other findings. It also provides analysis of the policy issues.
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Author Biography - Heather E. Hudson
Heather Hudson (PhD Stanford) is the director of the Telecommunications Management & Policy program in the School of Business and Management at the University of San Francisco. She is one of the best known and regarded scholars working in telecommunications policy. She has authored six books, and published numerous chapters and articles.
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