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dc.contributor.authorPONTIKAKIS Dimitriosen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCOLLINS Patricken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-18T09:23:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-16en_GB
dc.date.available2010-03-18T09:23:33Z-
dc.date.created2010-03-08en_GB
dc.date.issued2010en_GB
dc.date.submitted2009-11-18en_GB
dc.identifier.citationTELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY vol. 34 no. 3 p. 144-161en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0308-5961en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.elsevierbusinessandmanagement.com/locate/telpolen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC55587-
dc.description.abstractDespite its growth experience, Ireland still lags behind in international league tables on broadband adoption and within Ireland great disparities exist between central and peripheral regions. This paper explores the context-specific determinants of broadband adoption among Irish small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs), attempting to shed some light on the sources of the considerable geographic variation in particular. Drawing from determinants of broadband adoption identified in literature the authors develop a number of plausible hypotheses. Using cross-section data from a ComReg survey of Irish-based SMEs, a logit model of broadband adoption is estimated. Among other factors, a company's industrial sector and other demand proxies are good predictors of broadband adoption. Controlling for other factors, regional ISP market concentration appears to be negatively associated with the probability of broadband adoption. It is argued that, in the absence of more detailed information, statistics on regional-level market structure could be a promising indicator of the supply-side.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.DG.J.3-Knowledge for Growthen_GB
dc.format.mediumPrinteden_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTDen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC55587en_GB
dc.titleExploring Geographic Variation in Corporate Broadband Adoption; Evidence from Irish Small- and Medium- Sized Enterprises (SMEs)en_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.telpol.2009.11.014en_GB
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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