The ICT development index and the digital divide: How are they related?

M.J. James

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Abstract

Digital preparedness and the digital divide are two ways of measuring ICT performance across countries. Recently, the ITU has proposed that a new index of preparedness be used to measure the divide. My goal is to investigate the validity of this suggestion. I have argued that the ICT Development Index is ill-suited to this task because it engages in double-counting, confuses means and ends, adds together dependent and independent variables and adds rather than multiplies its component parts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-594
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume79
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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