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Concentration in ICTs sector – cross country analysis

  • Ewa, Lechman

In the chapter below, the author presents inequalities in sector of new information and communication technologies. Having in mind inequalities we can also discuss concentration issues, and the concentration itself is a problem to which the author refers on first place. The paper is organized as following: first basic measures of concentration are defined, after we can read a discussion referring to concentration in ICTs sector when R&D expenditures are considered. Consequently the author analyzes basic concentration where use and application of ICTs goods and services are taken into account. To analyze the inequalities and concentration, traditional measures are applied, like: Gini coefficient, Hirschman-Herfindahl Index, and Concentration Ratio.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 37488.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:37488
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