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Affordability, Social E-Inclusion, and Addiction in Telecommunications

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Pau, L.-F. ; Copenhagen Bus. Sch., Copenhagen, Denmark

In classical economics, very often the costs of communications and media services are just treated as a consumable expense. This approach does not realize the social and business roles of these services, as opposed to a consumption, to achieve survival or production for households and enterprises. As a result, costs of these services are included either in the cost of living index via a nominal percentage and tariff, or as a nominal share of the general and administration expenses of corporations. There has been little consideration by scholars of the evolution and forces driving changes in these nominal shares.

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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 3 )