The Global Digital Divides: Explaining Change by James B. PickThe Global Digital Divides: Explaining Change by James B. Pick

The Global Digital Divides: Explaining Change

byJames B. Pick, Avijit Sarkar

Hardcover | April 27, 2015

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This book analyzes extensive data on the world's rapidly changing and growing access to, use and geographies of information and communications technologies. It studies not only the spatial differences in technology usage worldwide, but also examines digital differences in the major world nations of China, India, the United States and Japan at the state and provincial levels. At the global level, factors such as education, innovation, judicial independence and investment are important to explaining differences in the adoption and use of technology. The country studies corroborate consistent determinants for technology usage for education, urban location, economic prosperity, and infrastructure, but also reveal unique determinants, such as social capital in the United States and India, exports in China and working age population and patents in Japan. Spatial patterns are revealed that indicate clusters of high and low technology use for various nations around the world, the countries of Africa and for individual states/provinces within nations. Based on theory, novel findings and phenomena that have remained largely unreported, the book considers the future of the worldwide digital divides, the policy role of governments and the challenges of leadership.  

James Pick is professor in School of Business at University of Redlands, Redlands, California, USA. He was founding director of the university's Center for Business GIS and Spatial Analysis, past chair of the Department of Management and Business and past assembly chair of the School of Business. He is author or co-author of over 80 jo...
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Title:The Global Digital Divides: Explaining ChangeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:386 pagesPublished:April 27, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3662466015

ISBN - 13:9783662466018

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Table of Contents

?Introduction.- Historical Background.- Theoretical Model.- The Global Digital Divide.- China's Digital Divide.- India's Digital Divide.- Japan's Digital Divide.- United States Digital Divide.- Digital Divide  in Africa.- Comparisons of Countries.- The Roles and Policies of Government.- The Future of the Digital Divide.

Editorial Reviews

"The book discusses a contemporary issue, andcomprehensively covers all aspects of the digital divide with case studiesdrawn from various countries and regions. . this book will be of interest toresearchers, academics, and policy makers." (Harekrishna Misra, ComputingReviews, December, 2015)"The book comprises 12 chapters that can be broadlyclassified into three sections. . The book can be used by academic researchers,graduate students, and educators who specialize in ICTs. It can help seniorgovernment officials at the provincial and federal levels, as well as theadministrators and executives of international bodies . . The book can also beused as a reference by undergraduate students." (Rob Law, InformationTechnology and Tourism, Vol. 15, 2015)