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The role of the telephone in economic development

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  • Hardy, Andrew P.
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    The author investigates the telephone's role as a contributory agent in economic development. Cross-sectional time series data for 60 nations over 13 years were used to determine how the telephone might make its contribution to economic development. Path analysis and cross-lagged correlation techniques indicate that the telephone does contribute to economic development. This contribution appears to come from the telephone's support of the organization of economic activity.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Telecommunications Policy.

    Volume (Year): 4 (1980)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 278-286

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:4:y:1980:i:4:p:278-286

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