Determinants of Internet Adoption and Use in Eritrea: Evidences From the City of Asmara

Determinants of Internet Adoption and Use in Eritrea: Evidences From the City of Asmara

1Fitsum Ghebregiorgis and 2Habteab Tekie Mhreteab

1Department of Business Management and Marketing College of Business and Economics
2Department of Economics College of Business and Economics

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The objective of this paper is to determine what factors stimulate or hinder the adoption and usage of the Internet by analyzing data collected from 300 respondents from the city of Asmara, Eritrea in the year 2017. We adopted a micro-econometric approach (Multinomial logit model -MNL) and the paper identifies six significant determinants and estimated their impact with the help of econometric tests. The results show that internet users in the city of Asmara tend to be young and in better living conditions. The probability of using the Internet is also higher for people with better English ability and for individuals’ who have better computer savvy. Moreover, Internet users are more likely to have close family members and friends who also use the internet. These results provide evidence of not only digital divide in the Internet access, but also in the usage patterns in the city.

Keywords: Internet adoption, usage, developing country, Eritrea.


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Fitsum Ghebregiorgis and Habteab Tekie Mhreteab, Vinyl Ester/Glass Microballoon Syntactic Foams with Low Density. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Economics, 2017; 1:1. DOI:10.28933/JTAE-2017-10-2801


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