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Determinants of initial technology adoption and intensification: evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

James Waters

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: In this paper we examine determinants of initial adoption and subsequent intensification of corporate use of business practices employing the internet. In contrast to previous examinations that have looked at highest income countries, we study companies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many variables such as company size and industry use previously identified as influential in high income regions continue to be important determinants. Novel determinants are also found, including informal sector competition and exporting. There are sharp differences in determinants between the two adoption types.

Keywords: Technology; internet; adoption; intra-firm; intensification; developing countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O14 O30 O33 O54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-01-20
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