This paper studies the adoption times of various e-business technologies in a large sample of firms from 10 different industry sectors and 25 European countries between 1994 and 2002. The results show that the probability of adoption increases with the number of previously adopted e-business technologies. Hence, the more advanced a firm is in using e-business technologies, the more likely it is to adopt additional e-business technologies, provided technologies do not substitute each other in their functionalities. This result is relevant for the marketing of new technologies, strategic planning and, from an economic perspective, for the convergence of growth across regions.

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Keywords IT, digital divide, e-business, technology adoption
JEL Retail and Wholesale Trade; Warehousing; e-Commerce (jel L81), Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting (jel M), New Firms; Startups (jel M13), Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology (jel O14), Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes (jel O33)
Publisher Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
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Series ERIM Report Series Research in Management
Journal ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management
Koellinger, Ph.D, & Schade, C. (2010). The Influence of Installed Technologies on Future Adoption Decisions: Empirical Evidence from E-Business (No. ERS-2010-012-ORG). ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from