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Internet diffusion in the Republic of Serbia

Milosevic, B. (2008) Internet diffusion in the Republic of Serbia.

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Abstract:Consequences of the discontinuity of modernization waves in Serbia that have happened so far have important effects to ICT development and Internet diffusion in Serbia today. Social forces neglecting the attempts and efforts to get out of the vicious circle that Serbia today participates in have the same terminology and form as one or two centuries ago. They are in the shape of overemphasized traditionalism which is an obstacle when it comes to applying something new, be it new pattern of living or new technology model. In order to reach the post-industrial society standards and eventually the ones that consider Information Society as well, Serbia should start with an adequate innovation implementation in all aspects of the social, political, economic and cultural life. The increasing technological gap that exists in between Western countries and Serbia today also exists in between most of the other transition and developing countries, on the one hand, and developed Western countries, on the other hand. This gap is closely related to the global as well as ‘local’ digital divide that Serbia confronts and because of that this country needs to reach the next step in Internet diffusion. In order to show how this can be done, this text will present theoretical models that can help Serbia finding a way and reaching the higher extent of Internet diffusion
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58983
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