Digital Diffusion in North Carolina: Appraising the e-NC Initiative

by Fazel, Samira

Abstract (Summary)
This study appraises the e-NC initiative, an ongoing program in North Carolina to encourage individuals, businesses and public institutions in the state to use information technology, especially the Internet, to improve their economic conditions. The appraisal reviews the premise and the operating strategy of the program, finds both very sound, and suggests issues for future work.

Drawing on recent research, the e-NC Authority in future could advise businesses on the most promising information technology packages, and stress the importance of reengineering business processes and workplace practices to reap the full benefits of information technologies. The Authority could also focus its limited advisory and extension resources on those sectors likely to contribute most to productivity growth. And finally, the Authority will need to address the issue of risk management in the face of information technology-related volatility of employment.

Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Paul Jones

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:information technology internet – economic aspects north carolina conditions digital economy


Date of Publication:04/23/2004

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