Quotation Brandtweiner, Roman, Kerschbaum, Johann, Donat, Elisabeth. 2008. ACM: a new index to measure the digital divide. International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB) 6 (6): 590-610.




In developed countries, access to the internet has become, at least hypothetically, possible for everybody. Although access is a precondition for usage, it does not automatically lead to usage. More sophisticated measures are needed to explain the persistent number of non-users. In our paper a new index measure is developed. Based on a representative survey in Austria (N = 529), we reconstruct the DDIX of Selhofer and Hüsing (2002). Our critique of this index is then used to develop a new index. We argue that, in addition to access, skills and motivation are important components for new internet users.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Electronic Business
WU-Journal-Rating new MAR-C, STRAT-C
Language English
Title ACM: a new index to measure the digital divide
Volume 6
Number 6
Year 2008
Page from 590
Page to 610


Brandtweiner, Roman (Details)
Donat, Elisabeth (Universität innsbruck, Austria)
Kerschbaum, Johann (Universität wien, Austria)
Institute for Information Systems and Society IN (Details)
Institute for Information Management and Control IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
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