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Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society

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Ferro, Enrico, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia and Michael D. Williams. "Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society." IGI Global, 2010. 1-858. Web. 26 Jul. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-699-0

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Ferro, E., Dwivedi, Y. K., Gil-Garcia, J. R., & Williams, M. D. (2010). Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society (pp. 1-858). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-699-0

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Ferro, Enrico, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia and Michael D. Williams. "Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society." 1-858 (2010), accessed July 26, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-699-0

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Recently, rapid developments in the digital divide have attracted the attention of both the academic and political worlds due to the reduction of information gaps.

The Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society presents a comprehensive, integrative, and global view of what has been called the digital divide. Collecting an international collaboration of experts, this Handbook of Research offers policy makers, academicians, managers, and researchers a complete reference source to the interactions, evolutions, and policies developing within the field.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Chapter 1
Neil Selwyn, Keri Facer
This chapter discusses how digital exclusion continues to present a serious and significant threat to the successful establishment of developed and... Sample PDF
Beyond Digital Divide: Toward an Agenda for Change
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Chapter 2
Andrea Calderaro
This chapter explores the global dimension of the digital divide. It frames the concept and maps the status and the causes of the phenomenon today.... Sample PDF
The Digital Divide, Framing and Mapping the Phenomenon
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Chapter 3
Meena Chary, Stephen K. Aikins
This chapter assesses how public policy can be used to bridge the global digital divide, especially in developing nations. First, the chapter... Sample PDF
Policy as a Bridge across the Global Digital Divide
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Chapter 4
Nicoletta Corrocher, Anna Raineri
This chapter aims at investigating the evolution of the digital divide within a set of developing countries between the years 2000 and 2005. In... Sample PDF
The Evolution of the Digital Divide across Developing Countries: Theoretical Issues and Empirical Investigation
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Chapter 5
Mete Yildiz
This chapter examines the nature of digital divide in Turkey. To this end, after a brief summary of the literature, first, the dimensions of digital... Sample PDF
Digital Divide in Turkey: A General Assessment
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Chapter 6
Jane Burns, Michelle Blanchard, Atari Metcalf
The rapid uptake of technology offers potentially innovative approaches to promoting mental health amongst young people, addressing a significant... Sample PDF
Bridging the Digital Divide in Australia: The Potential Implications for the Mental Health of Young People Experiencing Marginalisation
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Chapter 7
Barney Warf
The United States has the world’s largest national population of Internet users, roughly 170 million people, or 70% of the adult population.... Sample PDF
The Digital Divide in the U.S. in the 21st Century
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Chapter 8
Seongyeon Auh, Stuart W. Shulman, Lisa E. Thrane, Mack C. Shelley II
An essential, and rapidly-developing, aspect of electronic government is the growing use of online resources for government activities such as... Sample PDF
Beyond the Digital Divide: Closing the Generation and Disability Gaps?
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Chapter 9
John C. Bricout, Paul M.A. Baker, Andrew C. Ward, Nathan W. Moon
Much of the discourse on the digital divide focuses on issues of information disparity and accessibility, frequently in socioeconomic terms. This... Sample PDF
Teleworking and the "Disability Divide"
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Chapter 10
Christine H. Barthold, John G. McNutt
As the Internet becomes increasingly more and more ingrained in our society, the gap between those who have adequate Web access and those who do not... Sample PDF
The Digital Divide and the Emerging Virtual Therapeutic System
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Chapter 11
Susan Carol Losh
Through increasing access to knowledge and facilitating widespread discourse, information and communication technology (ICT) is believed to hold the... Sample PDF
Generation, Education, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Digital Divides
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Chapter 12
Linda A. Jackson, Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Alexander von Eye, Yong Zhao, Edward A. Witt
The purpose of this chapter is to describe the digital divides in the U.S. in terms of access, broadband connectivity, intensity of Internet use... Sample PDF
The Digital Divides in the U.S.: Access, Broadband, and Nature of Internet Use
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Chapter 13
Robert Lerman, Caroline Ratcliffe, Harold Salzman, Douglas Wissoker, Jennifer Meagher
This chapter examines whether the digital divide in the United States extends to computer use in small businesses. The analysis is based on a 2003... Sample PDF
Does the Digital Divide Extend to Minority- and Women-Owned Small Businesses?
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Chapter 14
Lynette Kvasny, Kayla D. Hales
In this chapter, we examine how people of African descent are using an online discussion forum as a site for interrogating the existential question... Sample PDF
The Internet, Black Identity, and the Evolving Discourse of the Digital Divide
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Chapter 15
Jan van Dijk, Alexander van Deursen
This chapter focuses on the differential possession of digital skills. Here, four types of Internet skills are distinguished: operational, formal... Sample PDF
Inequalities of Digital Skills and How to Overcome Them
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Chapter 16
Jos de Haan
Differences in digital skills lie at the heart of social inequality in advanced knowledge societies. The Internet access ‘markets’ in these... Sample PDF
Late on the Curve: Causes and Consequences of Differences in Digital Skills
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Chapter 17
Heather A. McKay, Patrice K. Morris
A computer-based learning (CBL) program in the New Jersey women’s prison system is helping to bridge the digital divide among the incarcerated. The... Sample PDF
The Digital Divide among the Incarcerated Women in the United States: A Case Study from New Jersey
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Chapter 18
Hopeton S. Dunn
With the increasing spread of information and communications technologies (ICTs) globally, there is heightened debate about the continuing... Sample PDF
Information Literacy and the Digital Divide: Challenging e-Exclusion in the Global South
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Chapter 19
Elizabeth L. Davison, Shelia R. Cotton
In assessing the integration of the Internet into society, scholars have documented that certain sectors of the population are disadvantaged by... Sample PDF
Connection Disparities: The Importance of Broadband Connections in Understanding Today's Digital Divide
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Chapter 20
Mark N. Cooper
Under the Bush Administration, the U.S. failed to close the digital divide and fell behind on broadband. In 2001, 54 percent of households did not... Sample PDF
Broadband in America: A Policy of Neglect is Not Benign
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Chapter 21
John Garofalakis, Andreas Koskeris
During the last years, due to the wide spread of World Wide Web (WWW), the Internet has become one of the most valuable and effective communications... Sample PDF
Digital Divide and Rural Communities: Practical Solutions and Policies
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Chapter 22
Claudio Feijoo, José Luis Gómez Barroso, Sergio Ramos, David Rojo-Alonso
The European Lisbon strategy considers that the generalised availability of broadband accesses is one of the European Union’s greatest challenges.... Sample PDF
Public Policies for Broadband Development in the European Union: New Trends for Universalisation of Services
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Chapter 23
Francesco D. Sandulli
The research on the digital divide usually analyzes the differences between those who have access to information technology and those who have not.... Sample PDF
Solving the Paradoxes of the Information Technology Revolution: Productivity and Inequality
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Chapter 24
Mona Dahms
This chapter contains two main messages: first, the concept of the ‘digital divide’ should be seen as part of the problem rather than as part of the... Sample PDF
Shifting Focus from Access to Impact: Can Computers Alleviate Poverty?
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Chapter 25
Judith Mariscal
This chapter offers a survey of recent literature on access gaps that focuses on pro-poor market solutions provided by mobile applications. The... Sample PDF
Mobiles for Development: The Case of M-Banking
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Chapter 26
Syed H. Akhter
The major objective of this chapter was to test the effect of online time and adoption time on the frequency of transactional use of the Internet.... Sample PDF
The Influence of Time on Transactional Use of the Internet: Buying, Banking, and Investing Online
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Chapter 27
Brendan Burke
Among North American state and provincial governments, there are only a handful of chief executives who make the most of the Internet as a tool for... Sample PDF
Beyond the Online Transaction: Enhancement of Citizen Participation via the Web in Ontario Provincial Government
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Chapter 28
Richard K. Ghere
This chapter focuses on the use of information technology (IT) in government and its possible impacton governance, particularly in terms of... Sample PDF
Accountability and Information Technology Enactment: Implications for Social Empowerment
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Chapter 29
Simon Smith
This account explores the use of ICT to overcome social exclusion by means of eParticipation initiatives in two spheres-health promotion and local... Sample PDF
From Inclusive Spaces to Inclusionary Texts: How E-Participation Can Help Overcome Social Exclusion
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Chapter 30
Stephen K. Aikins, Meena Chary
This chapter examines whether government officials’ deployment of resources to broaden Internet access and participation is influenced by officials’... Sample PDF
Online Participation and Digital Divide: An Empirical Evaluation of U.S. Midwestern Municipalities
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Chapter 31
Karamagioli Evika
Over the past few years the concepts of government and governance have been dramatically transformed. Not only is this due to increasing pressures... Sample PDF
Bridging the Gap between Citizens and Decision-Makers: Are ICTs the Appropriate Means for Reconfiguring Traditional Notions of Citizenship and Participation in Public Affairs?
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Chapter 32
Francesca Comunello
It is widely acknowledged that the label “digital divide” can be partially misleading, because it emphasizes a binary dichotomy (“haves vs. have... Sample PDF
From the Digital Divide to Multiple Divides: Technology, Society, and New Media Skills
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Chapter 33
Kayenda T. Johnson, Tonya L. Smith-Jackson
This chapter addresses a problem that centers on the persistent disparities in computer use and access among citizens of varying cultural... Sample PDF
A Human Factors View of the Digital Divide
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Chapter 34
Karine Barzilai-Nahon, Ricardo Gomez, Rucha Ambikar
Measurements for the digital divide/s have often engaged in simplified, single factor measurements that present partial and static conceptualization... Sample PDF
Conceptualizing a Contextual Measurement for Digital Divide/s: Using an Integrated Narrative
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Chapter 35
Wei-Min Hu, James E. Prieger
Accurate measurement of digital divides is important for policy purposes. Empirical studies of broadband subscription gaps have largely used... Sample PDF
The Empirics of the Digital Divide: Can Duration Analysis Help?
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Reviews and Testimonials

This handbook contributes to the refinement of existing theories on adoption, diffusion and digital divides and the development of new frameworks to better understand the digital divide, as well as the adoption, use, and impacts of emerging technologies and their applications.

– Enrico Ferro, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), Italy

This two-volume set is the first handbook of its kind to focus exclusively on the late-20th- and early-21st-century of the digital divide, prevalent in the globalized information society... This handbook will be a welcome addition to any library boasting a research collection.

– Choice , Vol. 47 No. 10
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Topics Covered

  • Broadband access
  • Digital divide framing and mapping
  • Digital divide related to education
  • Digital divide related to ethnicity
  • Digital divide related to gender
  • Digital Literacy
  • E-Government and the Digital Divide
  • Evolution of the digital divide
  • Inequalities of digital skills
  • Regional differences in digital divide
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Preface

The digital divide is often characterized as being the inequality in the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICT) and groups of individuals who are situated within a complex arrangement of social, environmental, political, and economic issues. Over the past fifteen years, the theme has received significant press coverage, attracting the attention of both the academic and the political world. Reasons for such levels of interest are primarily due to two important issues related to the reduction of information gaps. From a national, regional or local perspective, the elimination of the digital divide is perceived as being a key ingredient in the construction of a socially equitable Information Society. Indeed, not having access – or having a disadvantaged access – to information in a knowledge-based economy is generally considered to be a major handicap. From a global perspective, the race for competitiveness requires that regions and nations learn how to harness the intellectual potential present in their territories. In this respect, the creation of an “e-inclusive” society represents a key strategic goal that governments need to achieve in order to survive increasing international competitive pressure. The need to bridge the information gaps becomes even more pressing if we consider the ever increasing importance of user generated contents in national economies. In such a scenario, it is extremely important to work toward the creation of a society able to contribute to an economy moving towards a participative paradigm.

As a result, the theme of digital division has moved higher on lists of priorities. In Europe, for instance, the elimination of the digital divide represents a key pillar of the Strategic Plan i2010. In contrast, the United States at one time had a robust framework, but now pays relatively little attention to digital inequality as a policy area, possibly presuming that the problem does not exist anymore, or hoping that market forces will close these gaps .

Analysis of previous reviews , on the state of the art of digital divide literature highlighted a very complex picture, characterized by: the existence of schools of thought proposing significantly different views of the digital divide and its potential evolution; the existence of a multiplicity of gaps related to both demand and supply aspects of the digital divide; a variety of theoretical lenses and units of analysis (individual, enterprise, and state/country) that may be used to interpret and analyse the phenomenon; the necessity to better understand the relationship between the digital divide and other complementary phenomena such as eCommerce, eBusiness, eGovernment, eDemocracy, eHealth, etc.; and finally, a fragmentation in the analysis of the phenomenon produced by different - often disjointed - scientific communities.

The production of a publication bringing together contributions from different disciplines and analysing the phenomenon from diverse perspectives could thus be beneficial for the advancement of research activity in this field. Moreover, the presence of many different schools of thought naturally requires some discussion in the search for common ground (i.e. understanding if the results of different approaches depend on the technologies analyzed or the context in which these technologies are embedded).

Finally, the cross-sectional nature of ICT establishes links between different aspects of society that cannot be overlooked. Consequently, the digital divide should not be analysed as an isolated phenomenon, but should be considered alongside numerous other ICT-related issues.

The situation apparent from the current literature reveals the complexity of the theme and calls for a systematization of contributions that help comprehend the phenomenon. Therefore, the overall mission of this ‘Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society’ is to contribute toward a greater understanding of this complexity and to offer a comprehensive, integrative, and global view of what has been called the digital divide. Specifically, it aims to focus on the following key objectives:

  • Provide a representation of the phenomenon that is as complete as possible (integrative, global, comprehensive, etc.) by bringing together scholars from different disciplines and geographical regions.
  • Study the interaction of the digital divide with complementary, intertwined phenomena such as e-government, e-business, e-democracy, and e-health, among others.
  • Analyze the digital divide in various contexts (e.g. organisational, societal, national, local/regional) and explore the relationships between these contexts and how these interactions affect the overall results.
  • Improve current understanding about what scientific paradigms have been used in the monitoring and analysis of policies aimed at reducing the digital divide and other related inequalities.
  • Outline possible evolutions of the digital divide: (1) From hard to soft aspects, (2) From access to use, etc.
  • Explore the extent to which existing knowledge and policies on the digital divide are adequate or limited to different national and cultural contexts.

Existing publications on the digital divide tend to provide fragmented and mono-disciplinary views of the phenomenon. As mentioned above, due to the emergence of new forms of ICT and related applications, new manifestations of the digital divide continue to emerge, thus widening the existing gap. It is apparent that in order to capture the evolving and dynamic nature of the digital divide, we require new approaches, theories, and empirical research, and this handbook attempts to assist in this aspect.

Consequently, the handbook is intended to further existing knowledge on the digital divide in presenting treatments of the concept from a contemporary and diverse yet integrative perspective.

The main contribution of the handbook is to provide a comprehensive, integrative and global assessment of the digital divide as a policy domain and social phenomenon. The handbook presents a research roadmap that clearly identifies current topics and suggests future areas for fruitful analysis and research. The handbook also evaluates the adequacy of existing policies, anticipates needs, and, where possible, identifies if a policy refocus is also desirable. In the broader scheme, the handbook presents various insights in order to set out the foundations for a new policy analysis paradigm that better fits the specificities of ICT.

Finally, the handbook contributes to the refinement of existing theories on adoption, diffusion and digital divides (e.g. Diffusion of Innovations, TAM, TPB, Institutional Theory, Stakeholder Theory, Adaptive Structuration Theory, Social Network Theory, Social Inclusion and Exclusion Theory, Usage & Gratification Theory) and the development of new frameworks to better understand the digital divide, as well as the adoption, use, and impacts of emerging technologies and their applications.

The Handbook is organized into 35 chapters, co-authored by 66 contributors from 50 different institutions/organizations located in 13 countries (Australia, China, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA). Such geographical and institutional variety indicates that the Handbook has drawn on a collection of wide and diverse perspectives. The 35 chapters have been organized into five sections, namely:

  • The Digital Divide as a Social Problem (7 contributions);
  • Digital Divides and Inequalities (15 contributions);
  • Digital Divides, Competitiveness, and Development (4 contributions);
  • Digital Divides, E-Government, and E-Democracy (5 contributions);
  • Approaches to study digital divides (4 contributions).

Section I examines, analyzes, and frames the digital divide as a social problem and complex phenomenon in several different ways. This section is further organized into two divisions. A total of three chapters dedicated on presenting overviews, followed by a sub-section, including four chapters, focused on some regional and country cases (such as case from Turkey, United States and developing countries).

The Section II entitled “Digital Divides and Inequalities” examines the forms, causes, and consequences of inequalities in access and use of information and communication technologies. Individual, social, cultural, technological, and political factors are considered in this section and some of their specific manifestations are described and analyzed such as disabilities, education, gender, race, digital skills, and access to broadband. This section is further organized in four divisions. First division entitled ‘Digital Divides and Disabilities’ includes three chapters, followed by second division which includes four chapters examining the role of various demographics (such as gender, age, income, education etc.) in relation to digital divides. The third division includes four chapters dedicated on identifying relationships between digital divides and digital literacy. Finally, the fourth division entitled “Digital Divides and broadband access” presents an insightful discussion on some important factors such as infrastructure, access, and skills.

The Section III entitled “Digital Divides, Competitiveness, and Development” examines the relationships between the access and use of information and communication technologies, productivity, efficiency and development, including individual, social and economic development. This section includes four chapters dealing with various issues on theme of the section. Such studies are largely excluded from previous collections and collations on digital divides.

The Section IV entitled “Digital Divides, E-Government, and E-Democracy” examines the opportunities, challenges, and successes of e-government and e-democracy in relation to the digital divides. The policies for access and development of information and communication technologies are analyzed as tools for participation, inclusion, and equity. Based on some cases, five chapters placed within this section offers models and strategies to deal with the digital divide in this respect, as well as a description of the potential next steps.

Finally, Section V entitled “Approaches to Study Digital Divides” consists of four chapters presenting various perspectives and methodological approaches to the investigation of digital divides.

Considering the richness and depth of the content, we firmly believe that this Handbook will be an excellent resource for readers who wish to learn about the multi-faceted nature of the contemporary digital divide, as well as those interested in finding out when and how to apply various theories and approaches in order to investigate the diverse research issues related to the digital divide. The target audience for the Handbook therefore includes researchers and practitioners within the management discipline in general, and within the information systems field in particular. This resource is equally valuable for policy makers (such as politicians and legislators), non governmental organizations, public sector managers, policy analysts, and voluntary sector organizations/charities.

Concluding, we are convinced that the articles contained in this handbook testify to the complexity and the global relevance of the digital divide. They present insightful accounts of how the digital divide can take many forms and shapes, and may constitute a significant hurdle in the development of socioeconomic systems toward information societies. We sincerely hope that this Handbook will make a positive contribution to the study of the digital divide. In order to achieve further research progress and improvements in the understanding of the subject matter, we welcome feedback and comments about this handbook from readers. Comments and constructive suggestions can be sent to the Editors care of IGI Global at the address provided at the beginning of the handbook.

Sincerely,

    Enrico Ferro, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), Italy
    Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Swansea University, United Kingdom
    J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico
    Michael D. Williams, Swansea University, United Kingdom
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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Enrico Ferro is a contract professor at the Polytechnic of Turin where he lectures on information management and strategies in both the public and the private sector. He also covers a senior researcher position at the Mario Boella Institute (ISMB) where is in charge of the research and policy intelligence activities of the Technology and Business Intelligence Area. Enrico Ferro has worked in a number of projects financed by the European Commission with roles ranging from scientific supervisor to senior expert. He is actively involved in the organization of a number of international academic events dealing with eGovernment and eInclusion (eGOV, DGO, HICSS).
Yogesh K. Dwivedi is a lecturer at the School of Business and Economics at Swansea University in the UK. He was awarded his MSc and PhD by Brunel University in the UK, receiving a Highly Commended award for his doctoral work by the European Foundation for Management and Development. His research focuses on the adoption and diffusion of ICT in organisations and in addition to authoring a book and numerous conference papers, has co-authored papers accepted for publication by journals such as Communications of the ACM, the Information Systems Journal, the European Journal of Information Systems, and the Journal of the Operational Research Society. He is Senior Editor of DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, Managing Editor of Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Assistant Editor of Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy and a member of the editorial board/review board of a number of other of other journals, and is a member of the Association of Information Systems, IFIP WG8.6 and the Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, New Delhi.
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and the Director of the Data Center for Applied Research in Social Sciences at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. Dr. Gil-Garcia is a member of the National System of Researchers as Researcher Level II. In 2009, he was considered the most prolific author in the field of digital government research worldwide. Currently, he is a Research Fellow at the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) and a Faculty Affiliate at the National Center for Digital Government, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Gil-Garcia is the author or co-author of articles in numerous prestigious academic journals. Some of his publications are among the most cited in the field of digital government research worldwide. His research interests include collaborative electronic government, inter-organizational information integration, smart cities and smart governments, adoption and implementation of emergent technologies, information technologies and organizations, digital divide policies, new public management, public policy evaluation, and multi-method research approaches.

Michael D. Williams is a professor in the School of Business and Economics at Swansea University in the UK. He holds a BSc from the CNAA, an MEd from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. He is a member of the British Computer Society and is registered as a chartered engineer. Prior to entering academia professor Williams spent twelve years developing and implementing ICT systems in both public and private sectors in a variety of domains including finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, and local government, and since entering academia, has acted as consultant for both public and private organizations. He is the author of numerous fully refereed and invited papers within the ICT domain, has editorial board membership of a number of academic journals, and has obtained external research funding from sources including the European Union, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Welsh Assembly Government.

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Editorial Board

Cristiano Codagnone, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Jane E. Fountain, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  • Manmohan Prasad Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • Judith Mariscal, División de Administración Pública, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A. C., Mexico
  • Karen Mossberger, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Pippa Norris, Harvard University, USA
  • Neil Selwyn, London Knowledge Lab, UK
  • Jan Van Dijk, University of Twente, The Netherlands

    List of Reviewers

  • Stephen Aikins, University of South Florida, USA
  • Syed Akhter, College of Business, Marquette University
  • Rucha Ambikar, Center for Information & Society, The Information School, University of Washington
  • Paul Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Christine Barthold, University of Delaware, USA
  • John Bricout , University of Central Florida, USA
  • Brendan Burke, Suffolk University
  • Andrea Calderaro, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Meena Chary, University of South Florida, USA
  • Francesca Comunello, Sapienza Università di Roma, Facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione, Italy
  • David Conklin,
  • Mark Cooper, Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society
  • Nicoletta Corrocher, CESPRI, Bocconi University, Milan
  • Barbara Crump, Department of Management, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Elizabeth Davison, Department of Sociology, Appalachian State, USA University, USA
  • Jos De Haan, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands Institute for Social Research/ SCP
  • Hopeton Dunn, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
  • Hiram Fitzgerald, Michigan State University, USA
  • John Garofalakis, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece
  • Richard Ghere, The University of Dayton, USA
  • Ricardo Gomez, Center for Information & Society, The Information School, University of Washington, USA
  • Kayla Hales, College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Wei-Min Hu, Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School of Business, China
  • Linda Jackson, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, USA
  • Kayenda Johnson, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Evika Karamagioli, Deputy Director Gov2U
  • Andrea Koskeris, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece
  • Lynette Kvasny, College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Susan C. Losh, Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, Florida State University, USA
  • Cecilia Manrique, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA
  • Judith Mariscal, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Telecommunications Research Program Telecom - CIDE, Carretera México
  • Steve Martin, University of Maryland, USA
  • Heather McKay, Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University, USA
  • John McNutt, University of Delaware, USA
  • Nathan Moon, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Fay Cobb Payton, College of Management, North Carolina State University, USA
  • James Prieger, Pepperdine University, USA
  • Caroline Ratcliffe, Urban Institute
  • Barbara Re, Dipartimento di Matematica ed Informatica, Università di Camerino
  • John P. Robinson, University of Maryland, USA
  • Francesco Sandulli, Departamento de Organización de Empresas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Neil Selwyn, London Knowledge Lab, University of London, UK
  • Mack Shelley, Iowa State University, USA
  • Simon Smith, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, UK
  • Tonya Smith-Jackson, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Leo Van Audenhove, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Alexander van Deursen, University of Twente, Department of Media, Communication and Organization
  • Jan Van Dijk, University of Twente, Department of Media, Communication and Organization
  • Andrew Ward, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Barney Warf, Dept. of Geography, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
  • Douglas Wissoker, Urban Institute
  • Edward Witt, Michigan State University, USA