As the driving force behind the economic growth of China, Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are shaping the ways for both public sector and private sector. Emerging economies like China are powering the growth in their regions. However, very little research was conducted on the ICT adoption and usage in the rural area, especially from the public sector. This research-in-progress paper introduces the Ubiquitous Public Service Network (UPSN) and its application in the rural area of China. This research follows a mixed of quantitate and qualitative research method. A survey with open ended question interview was developed based on the framework and 727 samples from 52 villages in Ningbo were collected from 2012-2013. Quantitate data from Rural Comprehensive Information Service Station (RCISS) in Ningbo was also collected. This paper proposes a framework of and policy implications for the sustainable IT development of rural China.
Yu, Zhiwei and Xiong, Jie, "UBIQUITOUS PUBLIC SERVICE NETWORK: THE FRAMEWORK AND EVIDENCE FROM RURAL CHINA" (2014). PACIS 2014 Proceedings. 301.