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Authors: Dereje, Fekadu
Advisors: Dr. Mulat Demeke
Copyright: 2006
Date Added: 24-May-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Recognizing the benefits of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in general and Internet in particular to the overall advancement of social, economic and politics of a country, developing countries are investing on network infrastructures. However, the penetration level of the countries such as Ethiopia has been very low which will hinder the country not to reap the benefits of the technologies. The purpose of this study was to identify the determinants of Internet diffusion among business organization in Addis Ababa. Hence, a survey was conducted on a random sample of businesses and a logit model of Internet access was estimated. The major result of the estimated model indicate that the likelihood of access to the Internet by a firm is explained by the level of the education of the management, level of sales of the business and its openness to international trade. Furthermore, the descriptive analysis showed that among the connected businesses the use of Internet is limited to email and browsing, while advanced electronics uses such as E-commerce, E-procurement, etc. are almost non-existent.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MSc in Economic Policy Analysis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1219
Appears in:Thesis - Economics

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