Abstract—To explore the intellectual structure of digital divide research in the last decade, this study identified the most important publications and the most influential scholars as well as the correlations among these scholar’s publications. In this study, bibliometric and social network analysis techniques are used to investigate the intellectual pillars of the digital divide literature. By analyzing 26,966 citations of 852 articles published in SSCI journal in digital divide area between 2000 and 2009, this study maps a knowledge network of digital divide studies. The results of the mapping can help identify the research direction of digital divide research and provide a valuable tool for researchers to access the literature in this area.
Index Terms—digital divide; social network; ethnic bulling; diffusion innovation
Cheng-Hua Wang is a management associate professor at doctoral program at the Chang Jung Christian University in Taiwan (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Yender McLee is a management professor at doctoral program at the Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan. (e-mail: email@example.com).
Jen-Hwa Kuo is a doctoral student at the Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Cheng-Hua Wang, Yender McLee, and Jen-Hwa Kuo, "Mapping the Intellectual Structure of Digital Divide," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 49-54, 2011.