The Digital Divide: Current and Future Research Directions

@article{Riggins2005TheDD,
  title={The Digital Divide: Current and Future Research Directions},
  author={Frederick J. Riggins and Sanjeev Dewan},
  journal={J. Assoc. Inf. Syst.},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={13}
}
The digital divide refers to the separation between those who have access to digital information and communications technology (ICT) and those who do not. [] Key Result We then suggest a series of research questions at each level of analysis to guide researchers seeking to further examine the digital divide and how it impacts citizens, managers, and economies.

Figures and Tables from this paper

Qualitative Investigation of Digital Divide: Toward a Comprehensive Framework
The issue of digital divide has attracted many researchers for over a decade, yet the understanding of digital divide is not comprehensive. This research examines three commonly recognised orders of
Digital divide in European Union: State and perspectives
The term digital divide (digital social inequality, also a "first world problem") refers to the gap between demographics and regions that have access to modern information and communications
Rethinking the Digital Divide: Towards a Path of Digital Effectiveness
TLDR
This paper sets out to extend the analysis by providing another perspective, involving a digital effectiveness framework (DEF), which describes progressive levels of capabilities and associated benefits along a path toward digital effectiveness.
Qualitative Investigation of Digital Divide in Indonesia: Toward a Comprehensive Framework
The issue of digital divide has attracted many researchers for over a decade, yet the understanding of digital divide is not comprehensive. This research examines three commonly recognised orders of
New Faces of Digital Divide and How to Bridge It
The chapter aims to explore, through the lens of digital divide, the challenges to alleviating socio-economic and intellectual limitations for prosperity of each individual. Cutting-edge research is
Digital Divide in India: Measurement, Determinants and Policy for Addressing the Challenges in Bridging the Digital Divide
  • Suma Singh
  • Economics
    Int. J. Innov. Digit. Econ.
  • 2010
TLDR
The author reveals that obstacles such as illiteracy, lack of skills, infrastructures, and investment in rural areas must be tackled if India is to diminish the gap of the digital divide.
Conceptualizing and Testing a Social Cognitive Model of the Digital Divide
TLDR
A model is developed to show how the digital access divide affects the digital capability divide and the digital outcome divide among students, and generates insights into the relationships among the three levels of the digital divide.
The digital divide and e-government services
TLDR
The findings indicate that, as would be expected in the American context, there is a digital divide gap between these two populations and this gap begins with access to the Internet but also extends to the use of e-government services among those who have Internet access.
Toward a Comprehensive Conceptualization of Digital Divide and its Impact on E-Government System Success
Abstract Citizens are substantial stakeholders in every e-government system, thus their willingness to use and ability to access the system are critical. Unequal access and information and
Examining the Global Digital Divide: A Cross- Country Analysis
Despite the development of the information society and the widespread diffusion of information technology, the disparities between groups of countries in terms of accessing and using information and
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 126 REFERENCES
Policy Bridges for the Digital Divide: Assessing the Landscape and Gauging the Dimensions
TLDR
This paper suggests that a disservice is done in reducing the apparent inequities in the diffusion of the technologies to a simple socioeconomic concern and suggests dimensions of the problem that merit further assessment.
Across the Digital Divide: A Cross-Country Multi-Technology Analysis of the Determinants of IT Penetration
TLDR
It is found that IT penetration is positively associated with national income for all three technology generations, and the association between penetration and income is stronger for countries with higher levels of IT penetration.
Across the Digital Divide : A Cross-Country Analysis of the Determinants of IT Penetration November 2004
This paper studies the country-level Digital Divide across successive generations of IT, providing detailed insights into the magnitude and changing nature of the Divide. We examine a panel of 40
Trapped in the Digital Divide? Old People in the Information Society
Senior citizens have not been amongst the first to start utilising Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Thus there is a danger that they will be excluded from the growing Information
From Unequal Access to Differentiated Use: A Literature Review and Agenda for Research on Digital Inequality
The Internet boosts immeasurably our collective capacity to archive information, search through large quantities of it quickly, and retrieve it rapidly. It is said that the Internet will expand
Second-Level Digital Divide: Differences in People's Online Skills
TLDR
It is suggested that people search for content in a myriad of ways and there is considerable difference in whether individuals are able to find various types of content on the Web and a large variance in how long it takes to complete online tasks.
Connection discrepancies: Unmasking further layers of the digital divide
TLDR
This study finds that in determining who is likely to spend more time online, the type of connection is more important than other digital divide demographics such as education, race or gender.
A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE CAPABILITIES OF FIVE MEASURES FOR ICT DEVELOPMENT
A variety of single-item composite indices for measurement of information and communication technologies (ICTs) at the country level are currently used to gauge the extent of technological
Does it speak to me? Visual aesthetics and the digital divide
New media research suggests a significant disconnect between the life experience of minorities and the content, information and services they find available with an Internet experience. The
...
...