e-Business Social, Cultural and Global Issues

Learning Outcomes

  • describe what is meant by 'culture' and how digital technologies impact upon its components;
  • describe what is meant by the term 'digital divide' and differentiate the various ways in which it may be manifested;
  • evaluate the role that business plays in both causing and curing the digital divide;
  • explain the significance of dominant languages used on the Internet;
  • appraise the role that governments can play in creating a society which engages in the use of technology;
  • evaluate a number of case studies of the impact of digital technologies in different countries;
  • evaluate the effect of e-government on individuals and on small businesses;
  • compare and contrast the efforts of regional and international organisations in relation to e-business;