Global Digital Divide

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 2nd edition, Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Idea Group Publishing, 2008

17 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2008

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Nir Kshetri

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics

Nikhilesh Dholakia

University of Rhode Island

Date Written: October 17, 2008

Abstract

Despite rapidly falling costs of hardware, software and telecommunications services, a wide gap persists between rich and poor nations in terms of their capabilities of accessing, delivering, and exchanging information in digital forms. This chapter provides an assessment of three computer networks that redefine the conventional definition of market value by allowing developing nations and communities (Brooks 2001) reap the benefits of modern ICTs: Global Trade Point Network (GTPNet) and Little Intelligent Communities (LINCOS).

Keywords: Digital divide, LINCOS, GTPNet

JEL Classification: 033

Suggested Citation

Kshetri, Nir and Dholakia, Nikhilesh, Global Digital Divide (October 17, 2008). ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 2nd edition, Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Idea Group Publishing, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1286203

Nir Kshetri (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics ( email )

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Nikhilesh Dholakia

University of Rhode Island ( email )

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Kingston, RI 02881
United States

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