Article

Cross-National Comparative Perspectives from the World Internet Project

Gustavo Cardozo, Guo Liang and Tiago Lapa

in The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199589074
Published online March 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199589074.013.0011

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

Cross-National Comparative Perspectives from the World Internet Project

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Business and Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Knowledge Management

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter reviews the diffusion, uses, and impacts of the Internet worldwide and over time. The World Internet Project has been intended to become the vehicle for tracking what happens as households and nations adopt and use the Internet. The study of the connection between the Internet and society presents a window onto contemporary societies. The Internet mediates social changes and social relations. The age of users, the institutional context, and media culture determine the Internet use in a given country. The Internet has been more of a complement to the traditional media than a competitor, and displacement effects are hard to find and are not general or universal across countries. It is important to keep a vital perspective in comparative approaches, being mindful of the theory that differences verified between countries or continenta can lose much of their analytical relevance.

Keywords: Internet worldwide; World Internet Project; society; social changes; social relations; media culture

Article.  10221 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Business Ethics ; Knowledge Management

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.