The Impact of Environment on Information Infrastructure Enhancement: A Comparative Study of Singapore, France, and the United States

The Impact of Environment on Information Infrastructure Enhancement: A Comparative Study of Singapore, France, and the United States

Laura Lally (Hofstra University, USA)
Copyright: © 1994 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/jgim.1994070101
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Abstract

An enhanced information infrastructure enables a wide range of communication services. Predictions differ regarding the impacts of these services on business practices and individual rights. This paper introduces a technology-environmental fit (TEF) model that proposes that characteristics of an emerging technology are modified by the political, economic, and cultural environment where they become available. The TEF model is applied to infrastructure development and use in Singapore, France and the United States. The influence of these nations’ industrial policies on infrastructure capacity and range and the influence of their degree of individualism on the services made available are examined. Nations whose industrial policies are characterized by strong government intervention create a more conducive environment for infrastructure enhancement. Individualistic cultures are more likely to use the infrastructure to support N:M communication patterns, collectivist cultures are more likely to use the infrastructure to support 1:N communication patterns.

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