TY - CHAP A1 - Mazanai Musara ED1 - Hongyi Sun Y1 - 2012-03-21 PY - 2012 T1 - Services Oriented Technologies: A Focus on the Financial Services Sector in South Africa N2 - It is widely accepted that technology is one of the forces driving economic growth. Although more and more new technologies have emerged, various evidence shows that their performances were not as high as expected. In both academia and practice, there are still many questions about what technologies to adopt and how to manage these technologies. The 15 articles in this book aim to look into these questions. There are quite many features in this book. Firstly, the articles are from both developed countries and developing countries in Asia, Africa and South and Middle America. Secondly, the articles cover a wide range of industries including telecommunication, sanitation, healthcare, entertainment, education, manufacturing, and financial. Thirdly, the analytical approaches are multi-disciplinary, ranging from mathematical, economic, analytical, empirical and strategic. Finally, the articles study both public and private organizations, including the service industry, manufacturing industry, and governmental organizations. Given its wide coverage and multi-disciplines, the book may be useful for both academic research and practical management. BT - Management of Technological Innovation in Developing and Developed Countries SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/36362 DO - 10.5772/36362 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-19 ER -