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This research explores the effects of culture on technological diffusion and economic development. It shows that culture's direct effects on development and barrier effects to technological diffusion are, in general, observationally equivalent. In particular, using a large set of measures of...
Persistent link: https://www.econbiz.de/10011759082
This research explores the effects of culture on technological diffusion and economic development. It shows that culture's direct effects on development and barrier effects to technological diffusion are, in general, observationally equivalent. In particular, using a large set of measures of...
Persistent link: https://www.econbiz.de/10011528503
The paper introduces a dynamic, flexible partial-adjustment model and uses it to analyze the diffusion of Internet connectivity. It specifies and estimates desired levels of Internet diffusion and the speed at which countries achieve the target levels. The target levels and speed of adjustment...
Persistent link: https://www.econbiz.de/10005642445
Theoretical as well as practical experiences of analyses confirmed that spatial processes of the diffusion of information and communication (ICT) technologies largely influenced the economy and society of the 21st century. In the last couple of years, a new motive of ICT-based inequalities...
Persistent link: https://www.econbiz.de/10011340830
Deployment of broadband, particularly, FTTx, is now one of major policy objectives in many countries, including Japan, Korea, and the U.S., for example. The U.S. announced a National Broadband Plan which aimed at providing 100 million households with access to 100 Mbps broadband services by...
Persistent link: https://www.econbiz.de/10010307271
The impact of ICT on the efficiency of different national telecommunication industries of the US, Germany, France, the UK and the Netherlands is analysed by using a stochastic production possibility frontier approach. The relative inefficiencies of these industries measured as distances to the...
Persistent link: https://www.econbiz.de/10005068689
The objective of this paper is to understand what factors stimulate or hinder the adoption and usage of the Internet in Africa. We adopt a micro-econometric approach and use household survey data from Cameroon. Our results show that Internet users in Cameroon tend to be young, educated and in...
Persistent link: https://www.econbiz.de/10011098244
Deployment of broadband, particularly, FTTx, is now one of major policy objectives in many countries, including Japan, Korea, and the U.S., for example. The U.S. announced a National Broadband Plan which aimed at providing 100 million households with access to 100 Mbps broadband services by...
Persistent link: https://www.econbiz.de/10009372237
Deployment of broadband, particularly, FTTx, is now one of major policy objectives in many countries, including Japan, Korea, and the U.S., for example. The U.S. announced a National Broadband Plan which aimed at providing 100 million households with access to 100 Mbps broadband services by...
Persistent link: https://www.econbiz.de/10009375651
Theoretical as well as practical experiences of analyses confirmed that spatial processes of the diffusion of information and communication (ICT) technologies largely influenced the economy and society of the 21st century. In the last couple of years, a new motive of ICT-based inequalities...
Persistent link: https://www.econbiz.de/10011509227