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The diffusion of electronic business in the U.S

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  • Emin M. Dinlersoz
  • Rubén Hernández-Murillo

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We provide a recent account of the diffusion of electronic business in the U.S. economy using new data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census. We document the extent of the diffusion in three main sectors of the economy: retail, services, and manufacturing. For manufacturing, we also analyze plants' patterns of adoption of several Internet-based processes. We conclude with a look at the future of the Internet's diffusion and a prospect for further data collection by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its series Working Papers with number 2004-009.

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  1. Linda Niehm & Keila Tyner & Mack Shelley & Margaret Fitzgerald, 2010. "Technology Adoption in Small Family-Owned Businesses: Accessibility, Perceived Advantage, and Information Technology Literacy," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 31(4), pages 498-515, December.

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