Emerging Technologies for Emerging Markets

Vong, John, and Song, Insu (2015) Emerging Technologies for Emerging Markets. Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics, 11 . Springer, Singapore.

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Abstract

This book introduces inclusive-cost-effective (ICE) approaches that have the potential to transform all aspects of daily lives of people at the base of the pyramid in the economic scale, who represent more than 75% of the world population. ICE means that the approaches must meet the affordability level at the base of the pyramid. This includes mobile banking and financial service technologies, mobile education, rural information and communication technologies, telemedicine, e-Health, and health social networks. This monograph is a compulsory reading for not only technology innovators, but also economists, social entrepreneurs, development specialists, health specialists, bankers and researchers and policy thinkers on technology and economic development.

Research Statement

Research Background There are three trends that challenge the stability of economic and social development in the emerging markets. The first trend is the rising cost of financial services. It will come at a time where only the wealthy are able to have a bank account. The second trend is the rising cost of public and private health services, which has become a deterrent for many to seek medical care. Alternative low-cost approaches for conducting a diagnosis, recommending a prognosis, and providing therapy have to be found.
Research Contribution Introduces inclusive-cost-effective (ICE) approaches that have the potential to transform all aspects of daily lives of people. Presents innovative ideas and pilot studies in technology utilisation that drives breakthroughs resulting in cost reduction and productivity focusing on technology innovations for the emerging markets.
Research Significance This book introduces inclusive-cost-effective (ICE) approaches that have the potential to transform all aspects of daily lives of people at the base of the pyramid in the economic scale, who represent more than 75% of the world population. ICE means that the approaches must meet the affordability level at the base of the pyramid. This includes mobile banking and financial service technologies, mobile education, rural information and communication technologies, telemedicine, e-Health, and health social networks. This monograph is a compulsory reading for not only technology innovators, but also economists, social entrepreneurs, development specialists, health specialists, bankers and researchers and policy thinkers on technology and economic development.
Item ID: 38091
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-981-287-347-7
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 00:33
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080105 Expert Systems @ 20%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080109 Pattern Recognition and Data Mining @ 50%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies @ 30%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture) @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 30%
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