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Socioeconomic Environment and Technological Change: The Case of California

Socioeconomic Environment and Technological Change: The Case of California
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Author(s): Rasool Azari (University of Redlands, USA) and James B. Pick (University of Redlands, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 2
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch289
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330

Abstract

This paper examines the influence of socioeconomic factors on the receipts and payroll of three technology sectors for 13 counties in California. Based on correlation and regression analyses, the results reveal that factors that are important correlates of several technology sectors are professional/ scientific/technical services, other services, and educational services workforce, ethnicity, and college education. As a whole, the findings emphasize the importance of the association of socioeconomic factors with the per capita magnitude of the technology sectors. The paper suggests steps that can be taken by the state of California and its county and local governments to reduce the digital divide.

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