Bottom of the pyramid expenditure patterns on mobile services in selected emerging Asian countries

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dc.contributor.author Aguero, Aileen
dc.contributor.author de Silva, Harsha
dc.contributor.author Kang, Juhee
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-17T15:58:42Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-17T15:58:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Agüero, A., de Silva, H., & Kang, J. (2011). Bottom of the Pyramid Expenditure Patterns on Mobile Services in Selected Emerging Asian Countries. Information Technologies & International Development, 7(3), 19-32. en
dc.identifier.issn 1544-7529
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/52333
dc.description.abstract By following users in six Asian countries: Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Thailand, this article analyzes patterns of expenditure on mobile phone services in poor and vulnerable populations. Are mobile phone services a luxury good or a necessity? Findings from this analysis show that mobile phone services for those at the bottom of the income pyramid are necessities; any increase in price or tax adds the greatest burden on the poorest of the poor, and the current high tax on mobile phone services in developing countries in Asia has an adverse effect on the poor. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher USC Annenberg Press en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject ASIA en
dc.subject MOBILE PHONES en
dc.subject INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY en
dc.subject ECONOMIC GROWTH en
dc.subject POVERTY ALLEVIATION en
dc.subject TELECOMMUNICATIONS en
dc.subject CONSUMER EXPENDITURE en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.subject SRI LANKA en
dc.subject PHILIPPINES en
dc.subject THAILAND en
dc.subject PAKISTAN en
dc.subject BANGLADESH en
dc.subject BOP en
dc.title Bottom of the pyramid expenditure patterns on mobile services in selected emerging Asian countries en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106233
idrc.project.componentnumber 106233001
idrc.project.title Innovations for Inclusive Knowledge-based Economies in Asia - Phase II en
idrc.copyright.holder USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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