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Divergent Paths to a Network World. An Approach to the IT from Savings Banks Industry

J. Carles Maixé-Altés

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This study provides information on how the process of technological globalization was implemented prior to the Internet and what its limits were, which certainly helps to understand how computers are changing the world. One can see divergent patterns in the process of introducing computers (using the worldwide savings bank industry as a reference). However, the foundations of this divergence should be situated within an idiosyncratic and not an asymmetric landscape as a consequence of the role that adoption/appropriation processes (the end-user as an active participant) play in the perspective of technological diffusion.

Keywords: retail banking; world savings banks industry; computers; ICT; computing history (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: N20 N70 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-11-09
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