A Framework for Narrowing the Digital Divide

A Framework for Narrowing the Digital Divide

Alexander Osterwalder (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland), Mathias Rossi (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland) and Minyue Dong (Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-742-1.ch008


The bridging of the so-called digital divide is an important issue in today’s development efforts of international and non-governmental organizations and developing countries. This does not only concern access to new information and communication technology (ICT) such as the Internet, but also access to the knowledge how to use these technologies for economic development. This chapter outlines the business model framework and the business model handbook that shall help to develop a knowledgeable class of e-entrepreneurs that are able to use ICT and to detect the opportunities of the Internet era.

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