What is it about?

The ACR/Sheth Foundation award-winning dissertation of Nir Kshetri at the University of Rhode Island (URI), under the direction of Nikhilesh Dholakia, was unique in combining econometric methods as well as ethnographic fieldwork. This article is one of the products from Nir's work at URI.

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Why is it important?

This study is important in terms of: (1) Being the first of its kind; (2) Having a global (not just national) focus; (3) Employing multiple methods ranging from econometric to in-depth interviews.

Perspectives

Since his doctoral days at URI, Nir has scaled great heights in terms of studies of global patterns of information technology flows. Do check out his Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Qx3YMi4AAAAJ&hl=en

Dr Nikhilesh Dholakia
University of Rhode Island

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This page is a summary of: Global Diffusion of the Internet, January 2004, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/047148296x.tie072.
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