ICTs and Urban Microenterprises: Identifying and Maximizing Opportunities for Economic Development
AbstractThe research reported here was guided by three questions: (1) What are the current and potential patterns of mobile phone, landline, PC, and Internet café use among urban microentrepreneurs? (2) Are mobile phones, PCs, and Internet cafés related to the stability or growth of urban microenterprises? (3) Can we identify those urban microentrepreneurs and/or microenterprises for which ICT use is associated with economic growth?
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economic development; mobile phone; landline; PCs; internet cafe; ICTs; urban; micro entrepreneurs; stability; growth; potential; patterns; mumbai city; india; communication;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-09-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-ICT-2010-09-18 (Information & Communication Technologies)
- NEP-SBM-2010-09-18 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-URE-2010-09-18 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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