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Cross national technology convergence. An empirical study for the period 2000-2010

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  • Ewa, Lechman

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The paper discuses most current issues on technology implementation dynamics observed across nations, as well as it focuses on the problem of suppose technology convergence (or divergence) among nations. The author implements and verifies the hypothesis on β-convergence, as well as on the quantile convergence. The analysis is run for the sample consisted of 145 economies from all around the world. The time coverage is 2000-2010. All data applied in the research is drawn from the International Telecommunication Union statistical databases.

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  • Ewa, Lechman, 2012. "Cross national technology convergence. An empirical study for the period 2000-2010," MPRA Paper 37442, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Technology; convergence; ICTs; quantile convergence;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models

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