Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50380
Authors: 
Hollenstein, Heinz
Woerter, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
KOF working papers // Konjunkturforschungsstelle, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich 157
Abstract: 
The paper aims at a joint analysis of inter-firm and intra-firm diffusion of technology, taking as an example E-selling and E-purchasing. The analysis is based on an encompassing model of diffusion, drawn from the literature, which is extended by considering technology-specific obstacles and benefits of adoption. As hypothesised, we find, firstly, that the determinants of inter-firm and intrafirm diffusion differ in case of both types of E-commerce; secondly, that the drivers of the diffusion of E-selling and E-purchasing are not the same, and, finally, that uncertainties and adjustment costs, mostly neglected in previous work, are important factors in explaining technology diffusion.
Subjects: 
Technology diffusion
Inter-firm and Intra-firm diffusion
E-commerce
E-selling
Epurchasing
JEL: 
O3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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