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3.1: Globalization and the Digital Divide

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    11452
  • 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.

    Introduction

    The Internet has wired the world. Today it is just as simple to communicate with someone on the other side of the world as it is to talk to someone next door. In this chapter, we will look at the implications of globalization and the impact it is having on the world.