ICT Diffusion in Developing Countries

Towards a New Concept of Technological Takeoff

  • Ewa Lechman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-308

About this book


This book provides an extensive overview of the diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in developing countries between 2000 and 2012. It covers issues such as country-specific ICT diffusion patterns, technological substitution and technological convergence. By identifying social, economic and institutional prerequisites and analyzing critical country-specific conditions, the author develops a new approach to explaining the emergence of their technological takeoff. Readers will discover how developing countries are now adopting ICTs, rapidly catching up with the developed world in terms of ICT access and use.


Developing Countries Fixed-to-Mobile Telephony ICT Information Revolution Technological Take-off Technology Diffusion

Authors and affiliations

  • Ewa Lechman
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  1. 1.Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Management and EconomicsGdańskPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18253-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18254-4
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