Title: Digital divide in Taiwan: evidence, comparisons, and strategies

Authors: Chien-Chih Yu, Hsing-I Wang

Addresses: Department of Management Information Systems, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. ' Department of Management Information Systems, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract: This paper provides a close look at the digital divide in Taiwan from domestic and cross-country perspectives. Data regarding ICT diffusion, e-readiness and competitiveness collected from different sources are compiled and analysed to reflect the evidence of the digital divide in Taiwan as well as to show comparative results of cross-selected Asia countries. Government strategies and programmes to bridge digital gaps and to sustain national competitiveness are also presented.

Keywords: digital divide; e-government; ICT diffusion; e-readiness; national competitiveness; government strategies; government policies; Taiwan.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2004.005177

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2004 Vol.1 No.2, pp.179 - 197

Published online: 09 Sep 2004 *

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