Indiana State University Sycamore Scholars

Sycamore Scholars at Indiana State University >
ISU - Electronic Theses and Dissertations >
College of Arts and Sciences >
Earth and Environmental Science >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10484/1648

Title: The Locational Determinants of Internet Usage in Asia and Nepal
Authors: Chand, Smriti
Issue Date: 17-Jun-2011
Abstract: This study examines the relationship between internet development and various socio- economic factors that are assumed to affect internet infrastructure development decision. The data collected for 35 Asian countries is secondary data collected from various sources. This study tests six hypotheses about the impact of various socio-economic factors and economic freedom indicators on Internet Penetration Rate (IPR) and Internet Service Providers (ISP). The findings show that the IPR can be statistically explained by one independent variable: GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The study models also include Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), literacy rate, fertility rate, the percentage of urban population, the country's status as a former European Colony, Business Freedom, Freedom from Corruption, and Property Rights.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10484/1648
In Collections:Earth and Environmental Science

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Chand, Smriti.PDF515.27 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in Sycamore Scholars are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Copyright @ 2009 Indiana State University  - Feedback
Cunningham Memorial Library,510 North 6 1/2 Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809
        Bookmark and Share