Impact of economic, cultural, and social factors on Internet usage in selected European and Asian countries

Eleanor Flanigan, John Clarry, Richard Peterson

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Abstract

Rates and patterns of Internet use, particularly cross-nationally, are difficult to measure. Typically, the metrics only involve extrapolating the user population from numbers of Internet hosts. These methodologies miss the influences of economic, institutional, political, and social/cultural variables believed to be so important to technology usage in some countries. The current investigation sought to determine if these variables do play a significant role in Internet usage in selected countries. Preliminary findings suggest that these four variables do interact in a complex fashion and that further development of a more accurate predictive model that takes these additional variables into account is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages431-433
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 22 Nov 199725 Nov 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period22/11/9725/11/97

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