Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission (2 Volumes)

Yogesh K. Dwivedi (Swansea University, UK), Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou (Brunel University, UK) and Jyoti Choudrie (University of Hertfordshire, UK )
Release Date: February, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 922
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-851-2
ISBN13: 9781599048512|ISBN10: 1599048515|EISBN13: 9781599048529
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Description & Coverage

Large investments have been made by various governments for the deployment of broadband within their respective nations; however, the citizens of such countries have demonstrated a slow adoption of this technology.

The Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission explores broadband adoption and the digital divide through a global perspective, providing up-to-date research on constructs such as relative advantage, utilitarian outcomes, hedonic outcomes, and service quality. Compiling cutting-edge research from over 100 noted experts in 29 countries, this invaluable reference source allows policy makers, internet service providers, and others to gain multicultural insight into what factors actively influence consumers' decisions to adopt broadband.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Broadband adoption in rural settings
  • Competition in broadband diffusion
  • Consumer-user behavior
  • Digital Divide
  • Governmental and cultural factors
  • Mainstream broadband adoption
  • National policies on broadband deployment
  • Security and regulations
  • Social, political, and ethical responsibility
  • Socio-cultural interpretations
  • Telecommunications
  • Use and benefits of broadband
Reviews and Testimonials

This handbook of research will provide a positive contribution to the area of Information Systems in general and, more specifically, to the adoption and diffusion of broadband.

– Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Brunel University, UK

Finally a book that answers all your questions on broadband data technologies covering the widest range of topics yet available! This handbook offers a truly global perspective on the diffusion of broadband data technologies, which makes it an indispensible acquisition for libraries.

– Aradhana Srivastava, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

The Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission offers a comprehensive repository of research contributions provided by leading scholars from around the world. It is not only timely, but a valuable knowledge resource for ICT practitioners, policy makers, internet service providers, telecommunication companies and researchers alike.

– Vishanth Weerakkody, Brunel University, UK

The handbook provides an expansive analysis of diverse case studies encompassing different ICT tools that hold the promise of bridging the digital divide and bringing about gender inequality which are the most current challenges in the present e-world.

– Radhakumari Challa, Sri Sathya Sai University, India

An extraordinary worldwide effort, the Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission gives a uniquely comprehensive picture of broadband in a truly global scale, without forgetting the human dimension beneath the bits and clicks. More than one hundred experts from thirty countries analyse in detail how broadband relates to national policy, user and consumer behaviour, companies, communications and new applications both in the developed and developing world. Indispensable for anyone engaged in digital technologies from a globalised perspective.

– Dr Sergio Godoy, Universidad Catolica de Chile, CHile

This book is aimed to collect and group existing research results in order to offer an overall picture and comprehensive understanding of exploratory issues.

– Book News Inc. (June 2008)
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Editor/Author Biographies
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.
Natasha Papazafeiropoulou is a lecturer in the Information Systems and Computing department at Brunel University, UK. Her PhD is titled: “A stakeholder approach to electronic commerce diffusion”, from Brunel University and she holds a first degree in Informatics and a M.Sc. in Information Systems both from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. She teaches information systems management at the postgraduate level. She also supervises researchers in the field of technology adoption by organisations. She has 10 years of research experience on electronic commerce, broadband Internet, Enterprise Recourse Planning Systems (ERPs) and Customer Relationship Management systems (CRMs).
Jyoti Choudrie is a Reader of Information Systems in the Business School, University of Hertfordshire. She also held the position of Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Economics, Swansea University. Prior to that she was a lecturer in the School of Information Systems, Computing and Maths, Brunel University. She obtained her PhD on ‘Investigating Reengineering Teams in the Context of Business Process Change’ from Brunel University. Her current research encompasses the social aspects of e-government and e-governance, diffusion and adoption of broadband technology, the usability of e-government web sites, the impacts of the diffusion of broadband technology on electronic government, the social aspects of information systems and information and communications technologies, and electronic commerce. She has written for peer reviewed journals such as the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), and Journal of Computing and Information Systems (JCIS).
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Editorial Review Board
  • Nikhilesh Dholakia, University of Rhode Island, USA
  • Guy Fitzgerald, Brunel University, UK
  • Sergio Godoy, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
  • Heejin Lee, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Catherine Middleton, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Challa Radhakumari, Sri Sathya Sai University, India
  • Aradhana Srivastava, PRIA (Participatory Research in Asia), India
  • Viswanath Venkatesh, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Michael D. Williams, Swansea University, UK