Grounded theory is the most rigorous method of providing preliminary research in an area where research is scarce. Using grounded theory, this paper explores the extent to a recent government initiative failed to achieve its goal. Specifically, the study explored the role of U.S. municipal wireless broadband networks (Mu-Fi) in bridging the so-called “digital divide.” Grounded theory was useful as it allowed the researcher to present an interdisciplinary and holistic vision of Mu-Fi vis-à-vis a complex and evolving division between groups with access to ICT to those without. The paper aims to stimulate discussion about how governments may effectively remedy this social ill.
Ortiz, Julio Angel, "A Grounded Theory Approach to Understanding Mu-Fi Interventions on the Digital Divide" (2010). AMCIS 2010 Proceedings. 44.