Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The digital divide in the internet usage within enlarged European Union: a multivariate comparative analysis

The digital divide in the internet usage within enlarged European Union: a multivariate... In the last few years the internet has become the most important form of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Due to the fact that Poland is the largest ICT market among new EU members, the aim of this paper was to evaluate the level of internet use in Poland and other EU countries in the first year after accession in 2004. We applied multivariate comparative data analysis methods on the base of data obtained from EUROSTAT. Our studies focused on the gap between countries and their unique feature was implementation of three different linear arrangement methods. In this paper, there is also presented authors' original ranking of EU countries with respect to the internet usage. Moreover, we discovered the dependency between various rankings based on different composite indicators. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies Inderscience Publishers

The digital divide in the internet usage within enlarged European Union: a multivariate comparative analysis

Loading next page...
 
/lp/inderscience-publishers/the-digital-divide-in-the-internet-usage-within-enlarged-european-8eFQxwvBYa
Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1743-8268
eISSN
1743-8276
DOI
10.1504/IJKMS.2008.016441
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

In the last few years the internet has become the most important form of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Due to the fact that Poland is the largest ICT market among new EU members, the aim of this paper was to evaluate the level of internet use in Poland and other EU countries in the first year after accession in 2004. We applied multivariate comparative data analysis methods on the base of data obtained from EUROSTAT. Our studies focused on the gap between countries and their unique feature was implementation of three different linear arrangement methods. In this paper, there is also presented authors' original ranking of EU countries with respect to the internet usage. Moreover, we discovered the dependency between various rankings based on different composite indicators.

Journal

International Journal of Knowledge Management StudiesInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2008

There are no references for this article.