Complementary approaches to the diffusion of ICT: empirical evidence on italian firm
AbstractUsing data on the adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by 1947 Italian firms in 2004 and 2005, this paper provides evidence that is consistent with three largely complementary streams of literature on innovation diffusion. First, as suggested by epidemic models, we highlight the positive impact of early adopters’ performance on the rate of diffusion. Second, following probit models, we show how market structure and user characteristics, including their size and competencies, affect ICT adoption. Third and finally, we draw insights from systemic approaches to emphasise the dynamic role played by the public sector and by the technological and institutional context in which user firms are active.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Department of Economics, Society & Politics - Scientific Committee - L. Stefanini & G. Travaglini in its series Working Papers with number 1002.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 2010
Date of revision: 2010
Innovation diffusion; Technology adoption; Truncated and Censored Models.;
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- C34 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models
- L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
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- NEP-CSE-2010-03-20 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ICT-2010-03-20 (Information & Communication Technologies)
- NEP-KNM-2010-03-20 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
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