Diffusion of Telecommunication Services in Turkey

Ege Academic Review, vol. 12, No.4, October 2012, pp. 497-510

14 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2016

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Mehmet Karacuka

Ege University - Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences

Abdurrahman Nazif Catik

Ege University Department of Economics

Date Written: January 22, 2016

Abstract

This paper evaluates the forecasting ability of alternative product growth models for telecommunication services in Turkey. The variable exponential growth model better explains the diffusion process of fixed line services, suggesting that S-shaped models are not able to model the period of the maturity stage. However, the Gompertz model is superior in explaining the diffusion process of mobile line services. Results suggest that forecasting ability of growth curves depends on the differences in characteristics and the competitive structures of the markets.

Keywords: Telecommunications, forecasting, diffusion of innovations, S-shaped growth curves.

Suggested Citation

Karacuka, Mehmet and Catik, Abdurrahman Nazif, Diffusion of Telecommunication Services in Turkey (January 22, 2016). Ege Academic Review, vol. 12, No.4, October 2012, pp. 497-510. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2720144

Mehmet Karacuka (Contact Author)

Ege University - Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences ( email )

Bornova, Izmir 35100
Turkey

Abdurrahman Nazif Catik

Ege University Department of Economics ( email )

Bornova, Izmir 35100
Turkey

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