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Analysis of Internet Diffusion in Italy: a comparison of for-profit and non-profit sector

This study highlights similarities and differences resulting from an analysis of the Internet diffusion of Italian companies compared to non-profit-based organizations. We aim to verify how, and to what extent, non-profit institutions exploit the new technology, compared to the for-profit sector. We analysed Internet diffusion using the registration of second level domain names under the ccTLD ".it" as an endogenous metric. Results showed that a "digital divide" exists, in terms of geographical distribution (i.e. in macro-areas - Northern, Central, and Southern Italy - as well as at the regional level).


10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics , Stockholm , Sweden , 2005

Authors: Maurizio Martinelli, Irma Serrecchia, Michela Serrecchia
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Type: Abstract-poster in proceedings of an international conference
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems