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Author Tan, Felix B., 1959-
Title Information technology diffusion in the Asia Pacific : perspectives on policy, electronic commerce and education / Felix B. Tan, P. Scott Corbett, Yuk-Yong Wong.
Imprint Hershey, PA : Idea Group, 1999.

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Author Tan, Felix B., 1959-
Subject Information technology -- Economic aspects -- Asia.
Information technology -- Economic aspects -- Pacific Area.
Information technology -- Government policy -- Asia.
Information technology -- Government policy -- Pacific Area.
Electronic commerce -- Asia.
Electronic commerce -- Pacific Area.
Information superhighway in education -- Asia.
Information superhighway in education -- Pacific Area.
Internet -- Asia.
Internet -- Pacific Area.
Alt Name Corbett, P. Scott.
Wong, Yuk-Yong, 1954-
Description 1 online resource (v, 376 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary According to a recent United Nations report, the increase in power and functionlity of IT coupled with decreasing prices have contributed to rapid IT adoption and use in both developed countries and newly industralised nations of the Asia Pacific. Information Technology Diffusion in the Asia Pacific: Perspectives on Policy, Electronic Commerce and Education provides essential reading on IT diffusion in leading countries of the Asia Pacific. By focusing on some of the different applciations and implications of IT in these nations, contributions in this book deal with aspects of IT applications in the Asia Pacific countries, and ways that information technology can assist nations in dealing with technological and electronic growth and risks involved.-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585301832 (electronic bk.)
9780585301839 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 45730933
Additional Format Print version: Tan, Felix B., 1959- Information technology diffusion in the Asia Pacific. Hershey, PA : Idea Group, 1999 1878289489 (DLC) 98042506 (OCoLC)39796104
Table of Contents
 Table of Covered Issues 
 Ch. 1Placing the Contributions in Context / P. Scott Corbett, Felix B. Tan, Yuk-Yong Wong1
Sect. INational Policy and Infrastructure6
 Ch. 2Information Technology Production and Application in Hong Kong and China: Progress, Policies and Prospects / Janice M. Burn, Maris Martinsons7
 Ch. 3Toward a Better New Zealand through Information Technology / Felix B. Tan36
 Ch. 4Information Technology Policy in India: Production Diffusion and Policy Trends / G. Harindranath50
 Ch. 5Seeding the Clouds of Change: The Planned Evolution of Singapore into an Intelligent Island / P. Scott Corbett, Yuk-Yong Wong68
 Ch. 6Telecommunications and Emerging Asia / C. J. Meadows79
 Ch. 7Information Technology Development in Singapore and its Geographical Effects / Tai Chee Wong101
 Ch. 8Information Systems for Environmental Monitoring in New Zealand Local Government / Lesley A. Gardner, D. Craig Whitehead114
Sect. IIElectronic Commerce and the Internet129
 Ch. 9Adoption of Electronic Commerce by Small to Medium Enterprises in Australia / Graham Behrendorff, Syed M. Rahman130
 Ch. 10Application of Electronic Commerce in New Zealand / Donald H. Peters, John Paynter148
 Ch. 11Internet Use and Issues in Singapore and USA: A Comparative Study / Shailendra C. Palvia, Lai Lai Tung163
 Ch. 12Protecting Personal Privacy in Cyberspace: Principles and Problems with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993 / Gehan Gunasekara174
 Ch. 13Security and Data Protection on the Internet: A New Zealand Perspective / Jairo A. Gutierrez193
Sect. IIIEducation and Curriculum207
 Ch. 14An Overview of Information Technology and Education in Malaysia / Siowck-Lee Gan208
 Ch. 15Computer Supported Learning in New Zealand Education / Donald P. Sheridan221
 Ch. 16Leapfrogging Across the Millennium: Information Technology in Singapore Schools / Philip S. K. Wong244
 Ch. 17Vocabulary Acquisition within the Information Systems Curriculum: A Study Involving Non-native Speakers of English / Hazel Chan, Felix B. Tan262
 Ch. 18Information Systems Curricula and the Tasks of Information Systems Professionals in Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia / Graham Winley, Ang Yang Ang, Sim Kim Lau273
 Ch. 19Tele-teaching: Australia's Competitive Question / Robyn E. Wilson, C. J. Meadows304
 Ch. 20Implementing Flexible Learning in GIS Education: Experiments at the University of Auckland Spatial Analysis Facility / Pip Forer, Margaret Goldstone, Felix B. Tan330
 Ch. 21Information Systems Curricula in the People's Republic of China / Ang Yang Ang, Sim Kim Lau, Graham Winley346
 Author Biographies365

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