Friday, 6 June 2008

Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

World Sustainable Development Outlook 2007
Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century. Edited by Allam Ahmed, University of Sussex, UK

Most of the technological innovations in ICTs are Western-designed and fail to address the needs of the most disadvantaged. The interest of industrialised countries in the use of ICTs in DCs has largely been more concerned with the profitability of their own business enterprises than with any broader goals concerning the development of the host countries. DCs face the challenge of either becoming an integral part of the knowledge-based global economy or the very real danger of finding themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. Successful management in the new millennium requires developing new methods and approaches to meet the challenges and opportunities of this information revolution while at the same time fostering sustainable development.
Extracts from the table of content:
In search of African Tigers: Repositioning African universities for challenges of research and development, wealth creation and sustainable development Michael J. Emeji, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria Read abstract
Cybernating academe: centralisation of science assessment as hegemony - an African alternative Williams E. Nwagwu, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Read abstract

A longitudinal study of farmers and trainers capturing climate information for sustainable development D.A. George, University of Queensland, Australia, J.F. Clewett, Agroclim Australia, A.K.S. Huda, University of Western Sydney, Australia, C.J. Birch and A.H. Wright, University of Queensland, Australia, W.R. Allen, AgForce Queensland, Australia, and Q. Pa Read abstract
Women, sustainable community development and human resource development: The Sub-Saharan African context Peter Cunningham and Kristine Sydhagen, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa Read abstract