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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA|
Duration: 22 Nov 1997 → 25 Nov 1997
|Other||Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Part 1 (of 3)|
|City||San Diego, CA, USA|
|Period||22/11/97 → 25/11/97|