The Book That Won “2010 Excellence in Technology Research ‘Book of the Year’ Award”

As a publisher of breakthrough technology research for over two-decades, IGI Global is pleased to announce the 2010 Excellence in Technology Research ‘Book of the Year’ Award that honors the most innovative studies published within the 2010 copyright year.


Celebrating the research accomplishments of Information Science scholars, the 2010 Excellence in Technology Research ‘Book of the Year’ Award acknowledges this year’s outstanding research contribution to the scientific community. The winning publication has furthered the study of technology and has demonstrated how innovative research positively impacts the advancement of society.


Meeting the award’s requirements of excellent peer-reviewed research results, a diverse body of international scholars, and exemplary discussion of an emerging field in technology, IGI Global has graciously selected the following winner of the 2010 Excellence in Technology Research ‘Book of the Year’ Award:


Dr. Ndubuisi Ekekwe, of Johns Hopkins University, USA, and all of the contributing authors of Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy!


About the book:
Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy exemplifies innovative research through its collection of chapters and cases that explore the rapidly evolving study of nanotechnology and the maturing application of microelectronics on a global scale. Motivating the advancement of modern commerce, Dr. Ekekwe and 45 contributing authors from 20 countries thoroughly discuss how the global economy is changing as a result of nanotechnology and microelectronics, as well as how these technologies are impacting the viability of developing nations. A resource for assessing the technologies central to global economic and social well-being, Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy provides research that propels innovation in developing nations and addresses the multifaceted issues surrounding the impact of advancing technologies. Learn more:

About the editor:
Dr. Ndubuisi Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees, including a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and MBA from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Author of two books on microelectronics and electrochemistry, he co-invented a microchip used in robotics. He has organized more than thirty-five seminars and workshops on technology design, innovation, and diffusion across the world. Learn more:

About the authors and chapters:
Nanotechnology and Microelectronics, by Ndubuisi Ekekwe (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Molecular Manufacturing, by Chris Phoenix (Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, USA)

Trends in Nanotechnology Knowledge Creation and Dissemination, by Nazrul Islam (Cardiff University, UK)

Collaborations in the Open Innovation Era, by Annamária Inzelt (Financial Research Ltd, Hungary)

Towards the Sixth Kondratieff Cycle of Nano Revolution, by Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat (Thammasat University, Thailand)

Technology Resilience and Diffusion, by Yves Amaizo (Afrology Think Tank, Austria)

Adopter Fatigue Phenomenon in Diffusion of Innovations, by Augustine Ejiogu (Imo State University, Nigeria)

Nanotechnology, Firm Innovation and University-Industry Networks, by Cristina Martinez-Fernandez (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Licensing in the Theory of Cooperative R&D, by Arijit Mukherjee (University of Nottingham, UK)

Entry Barriers to the Nanotechnology Industry in Turkey, by Neslihan Aydogan-Duda (?zmir University of Economics, Turkey) and Irge Sener (Çankaya University, Turkey)

Micro and Nanotechnology Maturity and Performance Assessment, by Nazrul Islam (Cardiff University, UK)

Diffusion of the Clean Development Mechanism, by Shaikh Rahman (Texas Tech University, USA), Ariel Dinar (University of California, USA), and Donald Larson (World Bank, USA)

Challenges to Intellectual Property Rights from Information and Communication Technologies, Nanotechnologies and Microelectronics, by Ahmed Driouchi (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco) and Molk Kadiri (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)

Taking the Lead, by Adrian Muller (University of Zürich, Switzerland)

Emissions Distribution in Post–Kyoto International Negotiations, by Nicola Cantore (Overseas Development Institute, UK) and Emilio Padilla (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Potential Ethical Concerns in Nanotechnology, by Chi Anyansi-Archibong (North Carolina A&T State University, USA) and Silvanus Udoka (North Carolina A&T State University, USA)

Technological Change and the Transformation of Global Agriculture, by Alejandro Nin-Pratt (International Food Policy Research Institute, USA)

Technology Adoption and Economic Development, by Taiwo Mafimisebi (Federal University of Technology, Nigeria)

Technology Development and Transfer, by Saikou Sanyang (National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)

Technology Transfer and Diffusion in Developing Economies, by Edwin Igbokwe (University of Nigeria, Nigeria) and Nicholas Ozor (University of Nigeria, Nigeria)

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Latin America, by Adolfo Nemirovsky (LatIPnet Inc., USA), Fernando Audebert (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Osvaldo Oliveira, Jr. (USP, Brazil), Carlos Constantino (UNESP, Brazil), Lorena Barrientos (Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Chile), Guillermo González (Universidad de Chile),  and Elder Rosa (Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, México)

Technological Innovations and Africa’s Quest for Development in the 21st Century, by Evans Osabuohien (Covenant University, Nigeria)

Emerging Technology Transfer, Economic Development and Policy in Africa, by Alfred Kisubi (University of Wisconsin, USA), Chi Anyansi-Archibong (North Carolina A&T State University, USA), Ngozi Kamalu (Fayetteville State University, USA), Johnson Kamalu (Alabama A&M University, USA), and Michael Adikwu (World Bank-Step-B Project and University of Nigeria, Nigeria)

Trade Policies and Development of Technology in Africa, by Louis Osuji (Chicago State University, USA)

Emerging Technology Penetration, by Jesuleye Aquila (National Centre for Technology Management, Nigeria), Siyanbola Owolabi (National Centre for Technology Management, Nigeria), and Ilori Olugbemiga (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)

IGI Global is proud to honor Dr. Ekekwe and all the authors of Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy for their achievements and receipt of the 2010 Excellence in Technology Research ‘Book of the Year’ Award!

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