Emerging Technologies for Emerging Markets by John VongEmerging Technologies for Emerging Markets by John Vong

Emerging Technologies for Emerging Markets

byJohn Vong, Insu Song

Hardcover | January 15, 2015

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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.
Dr John Vong has managed development projects for the World Bank IFC, UNDP, Asian Development Bank and Governments, and consulted for global banks and technology MNCs, in Southeast Asia. He implemented the first Bank MIS in Asia, started two banks, formulated banking strategies for five banks, designed a National ICT Project, and prepa...
Title:Emerging Technologies for Emerging MarketsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:206 pagesPublished:January 15, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9812873465

ISBN - 13:9789812873460

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Table of Contents

Mobility Technology Solutions can Reduce Interest Rates of Microfinance Loans.- Microfinance and Gender Equality in Indonesia.- Lowering the Interest Burden for Microfinance.- Automated Health Care Services.- Securing Online Medical Data.- Important Factors in Choosing Tertiary Education Institutes.- Application of ICT to Improve Rural Livelihood in Vietnam.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a collection of nearly independent papers and emphasizes work in Southeast Asia. . Reading the book will suggest fruitful research topics to scientists and engineers. It will give policymakers and students an overview of pertinent technologies. The writing is clear and engaging. I recommended the book." (B. Hazeltine, Computing Reviews, April, 2015)