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Wednesday 05 October 2011

Soutenance de Thèse Ph.D. : Quenching the Thirst for Innovation: Modeling the Diffusion of Mobile Technologies

Mariana Metvedchi-Dahan, doctorante du programme PhD ESCP Europe soutiendra publiquement sa thèse de Doctorat en Sciences de Gestion, le 5 octobre 2011 à l'Université Panthéon-Assas.

Titre de la Thèse : « Quenching the Thirst for Innovation: Modeling the Diffusion of Mobile Technologies »

Sous la direction de

  • Pr. Delphine Manceau, ESCP Europe
  • Pr. Pierre-Louis Dubois, Université Panthéon-Assas


  • Pr. Damon Centola, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Pr. Nathalie Guibert, Université Panthéon-Assas
  • Pr. Emmanuelle Le Nagard-Assayag, ESSEC (Rapporteur)
  • Pr. Hazhir Rahmandad, Virginia Tech (Rapporteur)

Résumé de la thèse :

Evidence shows that information and communications technologies (ICT), especially mobile telecommunications services, can lead to sustained economic growth and human development. Mobile technologies are increasingly used as a transformational tool to foster economic growth, accelerate knowledge transfer, develop local capacities, raise productivity, and alleviate poverty in a variety of sectors. In that respect, in the last decade, ICT development has become a key strategic area for policy engagement in emerging economies.
To support policy-makers and marketing practitioners in designing optimal telecommunications sector development strategies, an increasing research focus is now being placed on the impediments to implementing ICT solutions in the developing world.
As a contribution to this field of research, this study aims at (i) identifying the economic and socio-cultural determinants affecting the capacity of developing countries to adopt new technologies and innovations, and at (ii) defining relevant policy principles likely to foster the diffusion of ICT solutions in emerging economies that are characterized by strong income inequality and uncertainty avoidance.

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