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Surfing the knowledge wave Access for Caribbean development

Surfing the knowledge wave Access for Caribbean development For the 15 member states of the Caribbean Community Caricom to join and to introduce a measure of equity to the emergent global information society, they must be able to manage and exploit digital communication networks, technologies, products and services in ways that nurture and advance Caribbean knowledge, culture and development. This requires a type of digital access to the new telecommunication infrastructures these small developing countries as yet have been unable to attain. As a consequence, this paper develops a sixlayered model of societal access that includes physical, financial, cognitive, secure, administrative and operational components, and argues that in the absence of all of these layers functioning together, less advanced economies like those in the Caricom grouping cannot begin to build local innovation, foster knowledge creation and advocate increased equity in the evolving networked society. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society Emerald Publishing

Surfing the knowledge wave Access for Caribbean development

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1477-996X
DOI
10.1108/14779960380000227
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Abstract

For the 15 member states of the Caribbean Community Caricom to join and to introduce a measure of equity to the emergent global information society, they must be able to manage and exploit digital communication networks, technologies, products and services in ways that nurture and advance Caribbean knowledge, culture and development. This requires a type of digital access to the new telecommunication infrastructures these small developing countries as yet have been unable to attain. As a consequence, this paper develops a sixlayered model of societal access that includes physical, financial, cognitive, secure, administrative and operational components, and argues that in the absence of all of these layers functioning together, less advanced economies like those in the Caricom grouping cannot begin to build local innovation, foster knowledge creation and advocate increased equity in the evolving networked society.

Journal

Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in SocietyEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 2003

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