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Government Efficiency and International Technology Adoption: The Spread of Electronic Ticketing among Airlines
Journal of International Business Studies (2012)
  • Roberto Martin N. Galang
Abstract

This paper demonstrates how the efficiency of government institutions influences the international adoption of technology among firms. Low government efficiency delays investment in unknown technologies by increasing contracting hazards, environmental uncertainty and the difficulty of allocating potential returns, thus requiring greater experience on the part of firms when undertaking investment decisions. Government inefficiency accentuates the relative significance of firm-specific drivers of technology adoption, but reverses the positive effect of industry competition in promoting adoption. I find empirical support for the above hypotheses in an analysis of the global diffusion of electronic ticketing among airlines.

Publication Date
September, 2012
Citation Information
Roberto Martin N. Galang. "Government Efficiency and International Technology Adoption: The Spread of Electronic Ticketing among Airlines" Journal of International Business Studies Vol. 43 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robertogalang/12/