An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of International Digital Divide

Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 252)


International Digital Divide is an imbalance state of ICT penetration between countries. This paper analyzes the current status and trends of international digital divide, adopts Gompertz technology diffusion model to verify the determinants of ICT penetration level and diffusion rate separately. Finally, China should use “policy levers” to strengthen international trade cooperation, improve the capability of independent innovation, and achieve Chinese goal of bridging digital divide.


Internet User Digital Divide Information Infrastructure Independent Innovation Capita Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liu Yun
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  1. 1.Business DepartmentXiamen university of technologyJimei District, XiamenP.R. China

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