Description : Explores broadband adoption and the digital divide through a global perspective. Presents research on constructs such as relative advantage, utilitarian outcomes, hedonic outcomes, and service quality. Provides multicultural insight into what factors influence consumers' decisions to adopt broadband.
Description : This book takes a new look at the golden age in neoclassical growth theory and explores in detail sustainability and optimum growth in China, the US and Europe. Innovation, foreign direct investment, trade and growth dynamics are key elements in modern economies – including perspectives on green growth and aspects of the knowledge production function in the context of multinational companies. As such the book considers the role of foreign direct investment in a modified growth model and discusses innovation in an enhanced Mundell-Fleming macro model. Moreover, for the first time it directly links a knowledge production function to the macro production function in a broader context, including real money balances in the production function. It shows – also with empirical relevance – that FDI inward stocks relative to the GDP of host countries, the number of researchers and per capita income are relevant drivers of new knowledge and the stock of knowledge, respectively. This new Schumpeterian theoretical approach lends itself to important policy conclusions for both OECD members and newly industrialized countries.
Description : This volume is a collection of eleven papers written by scholars from around the world, who came together in their shared interest to discuss current trends and issues in higher education. Rich in a diversity of topics, Current Trends and Issues in Higher Education represents a valuable contribution to the fields of language, culture, teaching methodology, education, linguistics and central Asian studies. This book synthesises current theoretical and practical insights in higher education provided by active researchers and practitioners in their respective areas. It is comprehensive in dealing with the issues facing educators today, such as changing perceptions in education and research, and learning and teaching in traditional and non-traditional settings. With today’s constant changes in the field of education as a result of new legislation and globalization, and new instructional practices and research investigations, this book will help all involved in education to keep up with these transformations and be up-to-date in all areas relating to higher education.