Globalization and the Digital Divide

This chapter reviews the role that information technologies have had in the globalization of our world. As you read, pay attention to the many positive and negative changes that globalization has brought.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • explain the concept of globalization;
  • describe the role of information technology in globalization;
  • identify the issues experienced by firms as they face a global economy; and
  • define the digital divide and explain Nielsen's three stages of the digital divide.

Source: David Bourgeois,
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