The Diffusion of Electronic Business in the U.S.

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2004-009B

34 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2005  

Emin Dinlersoz

Center for Economic Studies - US Census Bureau

Ruben Hernandez-Murillo

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Date Written: October 2004

Abstract

We provide a recent account of the diffusion of electronic business in the U.S. economy using new data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census. We document the extent of the diffusion in three main sectors of the economy: retail, services, and manufacturing. For manufacturing, we also analyze plants' patterns of adoption of several Internet-based processes. We conclude with a look at the future of the Internet's diffusion and a prospect for further data collection by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Suggested Citation

Dinlersoz, Emin and Hernandez-Murillo, Ruben, The Diffusion of Electronic Business in the U.S. (October 2004). FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2004-009B. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=761905 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.761905

Emin Dinlersoz

Center for Economic Studies - US Census Bureau ( email )

4600 Silver Hill Road
Washington, DC 20233
United States

Ruben Hernandez-Murillo (Contact Author)

Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland ( email )

East 6th & Superior
Cleveland, OH 44101-1387
United States

Paper statistics

Downloads
261
Rank
95,506
Abstract Views
2,274