Digital divide redux: Why the greatest gap is ideological

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Although the debate on the digital divide has evolved from an analysis of access to skill, scholars have largely neglected the significance of inequalities in the high-tech labor force. Overlooking such discrepancies undercuts the practical application of such analyses; if the most technically skilled workers face eroding job security and dwindling wages, digital divide research is missing a key source of disparity among today's workers. This chapter examines the latest developments in digital divide research and the high-tech labor market. The concluding section of this chapter discusses what steps workers are taking to close the digital labor force divide and how scholars and managers can meaningfully intervene. By leveraging their unique position as workers who manage other workers, managers can play an important role in creating more equitable working conditions for high-tech labor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781599048932
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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