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Factors Influencing the Diffusion of the Internet in China: 1997-2001
Unformatted Document Text:  5 availability of bandwidth (Hahne, 1997), pricing (Cronin, 1996), and telecommunication market structure (Paltridge, 1996). Some scholars propose more profound factors that influence the Internet diffusion. Castells (1996; 2000) suggests that the innovation and adoption of the Internet are closely related to a country’s economic structure. A service economy model, which is represented by the US, UK and Canada, is characterized by a decline in the share of manufacturing employment in overall employment, and an expansion of the social service sector including healthcare, education and middle managerial categories. This is thought to represent a more fertile ground for the introduction of computer networking. Maitland (1998) proposed that cultural constructs of a country also influence the diffusion of interactive networks. Wolcott and his colleagues (2001) developed a model for assessing the global diffusion of the Internet and they proposed that the external forces that determine the Internet diffusion a certain area also included geography, adequacy of resources, perceived values and access to constituent technologies. China’s Internet development Structural dysfunction has been identified by many researchers as the fatal problem of China’s information and communication industry (Zhang, 2000; Gorman, 2002, Dahlman & Aubert, 2001). The market structure of the telecom sectors in China is still characterized by monopoly and lack of competition (World Bank, 2001). The local calls market is a duopoly controlled by China Telecom and China Unicom. The long-distance calls market consists of only limited

Authors: Lin, Jia.
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availability of bandwidth (Hahne, 1997), pricing (Cronin, 1996), and
telecommunication market structure (Paltridge, 1996).
Some scholars propose more profound factors that influence the Internet
diffusion. Castells (1996; 2000) suggests that the innovation and adoption of the
Internet are closely related to a country’s economic structure. A service economy
model, which is represented by the US, UK and Canada, is characterized by a
decline in the share of manufacturing employment in overall employment, and an
expansion of the social service sector including healthcare, education and middle
managerial categories. This is thought to represent a more fertile ground for the
introduction of computer networking. Maitland (1998) proposed that cultural
constructs of a country also influence the diffusion of interactive networks.
Wolcott and his colleagues (2001) developed a model for assessing the global
diffusion of the Internet and they proposed that the external forces that determine
the Internet diffusion a certain area also included geography, adequacy of
resources, perceived values and access to constituent technologies.
China’s Internet development
Structural dysfunction has been identified by many researchers as the
fatal problem of China’s information and communication industry (Zhang, 2000;
Gorman, 2002, Dahlman & Aubert, 2001). The market structure of the telecom
sectors in China is still characterized by monopoly and lack of competition (World
Bank, 2001). The local calls market is a duopoly controlled by China Telecom
and China Unicom. The long-distance calls market consists of only limited


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