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|Title:||A conceptual study of the factors influencing e-inclusion|
|Keywords:||Digital divide;E-government;E-inclusion;Social inclusion|
|Citation:||European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, (EMCIS 2011), Athens, Greece, 2011|
|Abstract:||With the advancement of the Internet and supporting Information and Communication Technologies, e-inclusion has emerged as an effective means to create opportunities for all and to further individual autonomy and capability in terms of using online services offered by public agencies. The aim of this paper is to offer a critical discussion on the role of e-inclusion from the user perspective, which goes beyond the demographic factors when adopting e-government services. Further, this paper explains the fundamental differences between digital divide and e-inclusion and examines why research focus is now shifting towards studying e-inclusion rather that digital divide in Europe. Through a conceptual analysis the authors examine the relationship between social inclusion and e-inclusion and how they contributes towards promoting the use of ICT to overcome exclusion and improve economic performance, employment opportunities, quality of life, social participation and cohesion.|
|Appears in Collections:||Business and Management|
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