Academic Paper: The Diffusion of Electronic Business in the U.S.
We provide a recent account of the difusion 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 difusion 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 difusion and a prospect for further data collection by the U.S. Census