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Broadband Internet and Czech Competitive Advantage

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Executive Summary

The rapid evolution of telecommunication, World Wide Web, and computing technologies continues to shape the businesses around the globe. In this rapidly changing technological environment, a country's broadband internet readiness has become a significant factor of the global competitiveness of a nation. Using a modified porter's diamond model, this paper compares broadband internet development in Czech Republic and other OECD countries and investigates various factors that contributed to the different degrees of broadband internet development in these countries. The paper finds that the diffusion of broadband internet does contribute to the global competitiveness of a nation. The paper reports findings from the first comparative study of Czech Republic and other OECD countries carried out in the area of broadband internet competitive advantage.

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