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The adoption of communication and information technologies and the local development in Côa’ Region

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  • Maria Manuela Santos Natário

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  • Ascensão Braga

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  • João Couto

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  • Maria Teresa Borges-Tiago

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This paper examines the imbalances in the availability and usage of communication and information technology infrastructure in the Côa’ Region. Based on an empirical study, the imbalances could be broadly attributed to differences in funding, management and technical expertise, exposure and awareness to available technologies, training, and other infrastructure like R&D laboratories/institutes and universities. In the organisations studied, the imbalances could be broadly attributed to differences in factors as industry, dimension, management education, but also lack to cooperation, workers mobility and reduced markets which are common factors in disfavoured regions.

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  • Maria Manuela Santos Natário & Ascensão Braga & João Couto & Maria Teresa Borges-Tiago, 2004. "The adoption of communication and information technologies and the local development in CôaÂ’ Region," ERSA conference papers ersa04p380, European Regional Science Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa04p380
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    1. Ascensão Maria Braga & José Carlos Zorrinho, 2005. "Analysis of the behaviour of Bacia of Côa agents(Interior North of Portugal)face to some European experiences pilot of Information Society," ERSA conference papers ersa05p352, European Regional Science Association.

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