nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2010‒09‒18
one paper chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. ICTs and Urban Microenterprises: Identifying and Maximizing Opportunities for Economic Development By Vigneswara Ilavarasan; Mark R Levy

  1. By: Vigneswara Ilavarasan; Mark R Levy
    Abstract: The research reported here was guided by three questions: (1) What are the current and potential patterns of mobile phone, landline, PC, and Internet café use among urban microentrepreneurs? (2) Are mobile phones, PCs, and Internet cafés related to the stability or growth of urban microenterprises? (3) Can we identify those urban microentrepreneurs and/or microenterprises for which ICT use is associated with economic growth?
    Keywords: economic development, mobile phone, landline, PCs, internet cafe, ICTs, urban, micro entrepreneurs, stability, growth, potential, patterns, mumbai city, india, communication,
    Date: 2010

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