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A Framework for Assessing the Global Diffusion of the Internet
- P. Wolcott, Larry Press, W. K. McHenry, S. Goodman, William Foster
- Economics, BusinessJ. Assoc. Inf. Syst.
- 1 November 2001
This paper presents a comprehensive framework for describing the diffusion of the Internet in a country using six dimensions, and addresses how to apply the framework in practice, highlighting Internet diffusion determinants.
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