Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society (2 Volumes)

Enrico Ferro (Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), Italy), Yogesh K. Dwivedi (Swansea University, UK), J. Ramon Gil-Garcia (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico) and Michael D. Williams (Swansea University, UK)
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Release Date: September, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 858
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-699-0
ISBN13: 9781605666990|ISBN10: 1605666998|EISBN13: 9781605667003
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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.

Coverage:

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

  • 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
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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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 Review 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