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The abstract for paper number 437:
Domenico Campisi, Roberta Costa, Dipart. di Informatica, Sistemi e Produzione - Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Roma, Italy, Carlo Tesauro, Istituto di Pianificazione e Gestione del Territorio, C.N.R., Napoli, Italy
Fixed and Mobile Phoning in Italian Regions
The telecommunication diffusion and it’s interaction with the socio-economic environment was analysed both in terms of introduction of new technologies in the market and their diffusion/substitution process with respect to former technologies.
Nevertheless, the word “innovation” should be referred to products in a more general sense, so avoiding limitations to technology but also keeping track of all those characterising elements of products inside the market. Due to a similar approach, should be considered as innovative a product even if it doesn’t contain technological components different with respect to pre-existing ones, but also if a former technology is sold using totally innovative formulas.
This modified viewpoint requires a more flexible approach to the diffusion process. This approach can enhance the interest on studying those different answers adopted by different socio-economic environments, to analyse the characteristic elements enabling the identification of categories with similar behaviour.
Keywords: Telecommunications, Innovation, Diffusion, Clustering
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