first_img +1 LinkedIn 0 Deadline: February 28, 2013Open to: Writers and researchers interested in knowledge society and its relationship to Africa’s developmentBenefits: Publication in a respected book targeted to worldwide audienceDescriptionAn emergent Africa is beginning to attract the attention of the globe as economies on the continent show robust and consistent growth. Africa is increasingly being considered as the last frontier for any large-scale phenomenal socio-economic transformation. Questions remain, however, on the best approaches that will allow Africa to attain her vaunted development potential and quickly. In a world that is essentially digitized, some have argued that the idea of the knowledge society holds the greatest promise for Africa’s socio-economic transformation in record time. Is this view a realizable and realistic one given the examples of Asian countries like Japan, Korea, Singapore, and China? Are the impacts of the knowledge society beginning to be felt in Africa? In practical terms, what does this mean for African countries that are seriously considering and actually pursuing such an option? Given that there are clear and unmistakable signs of a digitizing Africa, the knowledge society as an idea and reality needs serious scrutiny.Objectives of the bookThe central objective of this book is to catalyze thinking and provide relevant information on the complex ways in which the information age is shaping Africa and the implications that this will have for the continent and the world. The book seeks therefore to be the foremost reference source for the latest cutting edge theoretical and empirical research on Africa’s informationalization. For those seeking deeper insights into the emergent frontiers of Africa’s development, this work should also prove very useful.Target AudienceThe book aims to be useful for research and teaching, especially serving as a top notch advanced reference material at the tertiary level of education. Targeted readership encompasses policy analysts, policymakers, academics, and researchers for whom the book will offer insights into the key empirical and theoretical matters framing Africa’s ongoing digitization.Recommended TopicsThe themes for chapters will revolve around, but not be limited to, the following as they relate to Africa:Critical reflections on the very idea of the knowledge society and its relationship to Africa’s developmentICTs and the business environmentE-governance, M-governance and L-governanceICTs and educationICTs and the creative industriesICTs and the media/new mediaCulture, tourism, and technologyICTs and agriculture, the environment, and the green economyConstructing a knowledge society–Global experiencesArtificial intelligence and roboticsNanotechnology ApplicationsSubmission ProcedureResearchers, academics and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2013, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly outlining the central concerns of their proposed chapter and in particular the methodological approaches and whether or not the work in question will be broadly empirical and/ or theoretical. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 10, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2013. All submitted chapters will be subjected to double-blind review process. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.Key datesFebruary 28, 2013: Proposal Submission DeadlineMarch 10, 2013: Notification of AcceptanceJune 30, 2013: Full Chapter SubmissionAugust 20, 2013: Review Results ReturnedOctober 30, 2013: Final Chapter SubmissionPublisherThis book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit this website. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2014.Contact address for inquiries and submissionsLloyd G. Adu Amoah, Ph.D.Business Administration/Arts and SciencesAshesi University1 University Avenue, Berekuso, E/RPMB CT3 CantonmentsAccra, [email protected]@gmail.comCell:    +00233201753565Office: +00233-302-610330 ext 1041 Tweet Share 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit Pocket Visiting Researcher Job with Bank of Estonia → ← Feminist Critical Analysis, Dubrovnik, 27-31 May 2013 Call for Chapters: Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa January 23, 2013 Published by milan Similar Stories last_img