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Exploring geographic variation in corporate broadband adoption; evidence from Irish small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs)

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dc.contributor.author Pontikakis, Dimitrios
dc.contributor.author Collins, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-16T14:05:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-16T14:05:44Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12
dc.identifier.citation Pontikakis, D. and Collins, P. (2007) "Exploring geographic variation in corporate broadband adoption; evidence from Irish small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs)", CISC Working Paper No. 25. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2471
dc.description.abstract We explore the context-speci c determinants of broadband takeup among small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs), attempting to shed some light on the sources of the considerable geographic variation in particular. We begin by discussing the determinants of broadband adoption as identified in relevant literature, relate these to the Irish situation and put forward a number of hypotheses. Using cross-section data from a ComReg survey of Irish-based SMEs, we then estimate a logit model of broadband adoption. Findings indicate that, among other factors, a company's industrial sector and other demand proxies are good predictors of broadband adoption. Controlling for other factors, regional market concentration appears to be negatively associated with the probability of broadband adoption. We propose that, in the absence of more detailed information, statistics on regional-level market structure could be a promising indicator of the supply-side. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher CISC en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CISC Working Papers;25
dc.subject Broadband en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Competition en_US
dc.subject Spatial disaggregation en_US
dc.subject Diffusion en_US
dc.subject Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) en_US
dc.title Exploring geographic variation in corporate broadband adoption; evidence from Irish small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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