Adoption, Usage, and Global Impact of Broadband Technologies: Diffusion, Practice and Policy: Diffusion, Practice and Policy

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Dwivedi, Yogesh K.
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Oct 31, 2010 - Business & Economics - 344 pages
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Broadband internet has the potential to profoundly impact science, business and society, while simultaneously transforming almost every aspect of everyday life. Because of broadband’s increasingly prominent role and presence, it is both appropriate and timely to understand the deployment and adoption of broadband technologies worldwide.

Adoption, Usage, and Global Impact of Broadband Technologies: Diffusion, Practice and Policy contains a masterful synthesis of literature intended to enhance knowledge of broadband deployment, diffusion, adoption, usage and impact from the global perspective. Including chapters from researchers with varied geographical, educational and cultural backgrounds, this book helps the reader to understand the differences in the adoption of broadband in different countries and examine comparative policy issues at national and international levels.

 

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Contents

Still in Pursuit of the Fast Lane
1
Strategic Interaction under Asymmetric Regulation
22
Examining the Influence of Government Policy on Broadband Internet Access
48
The Federal Communication Commissions National Broadband Plan
57
Broadband and Structural Separation from the Perspective of Transaction Cost Economics
73
Mobile Phones Like Any Other ICT?
92
The Effectiveness of Government Policies in Broadband Deployment
110
Best Practices and Strategies for Broadband Deployment
128
Information Communication Technology ICT for Rural Womens Life in Bangladeshi Villages
171
The Application of Social Networking as a Marketing Platform to Young Adults
184
Consumer Usage of Broadband Internet Services
198
Evolution in Broadband Technology and Future of Wireless Broadband
215
Strategic Moves Related to Broadband Diffusion on the French VoD and TV Market
243
Media Platform Competition
258
Compilation of References
273
About the Contributors
300

The European Research and Education Networks
143
Toward Understanding US RuralUrban Differences in Broadband Internet Adoption and Use
156

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Yogesh K. Dwivedi is a lecturer at the School of Business and Economics at Swansea University in the UK. He was awarded his MSc and PhD by Brunel University in the UK, receiving a Highly Commended award for his doctoral work by the European Foundation for Management and Development. His research focuses on the adoption and diffusion of ICT in organisations and in addition to authoring a book and numerous conference papers, has co-authored papers accepted for publication by journals such as Communications of the ACM, the Information Systems Journal, the European Journal of Information Systems, and the Journal of the Operational Research Society. He is Senior Editor of DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, Managing Editor of Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Assistant Editor of Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy and a member of the editorial board/review board of a number of other of other journals, and is a member of the Association of Information Systems, IFIP WG8.6 and the Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, New Delhi. [Editor]

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