Research

Since the Global Diffusion of the Internet (GDI) project's inception in 1997, the Mosaic Group has studied the Internet in nearly 30 countries.  Some of those studies and publications are listed below.  

2005

Adam Bernstein, Seymour Goodman, Global Diffusion of the Internet VI: The Internet in Togo", Communications of the AIS, March, 2005, v. 15 article 23.

Wolcott, P. "The Provision of Internet Services in India," In Information Systems in Developing Countries: Theory and Practice, Davison, R.M., Harris, R.W., Qureshi, S., Vogel, D.R. and de Vreede, G.J. Eds.), University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong, 2005.

2004

Foster, William, Seymour Goodman, Eric Osiakwan, Adam Bernstein, " Global Diffusion of the Internet IV: The Internet in Ghana", Communications of the AIS, June, 2004, v. 13 article 38.

2003

Thielemann, Torge, The Internet in Peru, Masters Thesis, Institut fur Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Wirtschaftsinformatik, und Informationsmanagement, 2003.

Wolcott, Peter, Seymour E Goodman, "Introducing the Global Diffusion of the Internet Series," Communications of the AIS, May, 2003, v. 11, pp. 555-559. 

This paper introduces a CAIS series entitled "The Global Diffusion of the Internet," which seeks to promote research efforts that contribute to our understanding of the diffusion of the Internet throughout the world, that create and apply analytic frameworks that permit comparative analyses, and that capture the rather perishable history of the Internet as it unfolds.  Contributions by scholars from parts of the world that are underrepresented among the AIS membership are particularly encouraged.

Wolcott, Peter, Seymour E Goodman, "Global Diffusion of the Internet I:  India:  Is the Elephant Learning to Dance?", Communications of the AIS, May, 2003, v. 11, pp. 560-646.   This paper is an update of the 2002 version mentioned below.

2002

Press, Larry, William Foster, Peter Wolcott, William McHenry, "The Internet in India and China," First Monday, October, 2002, v. 7, no. 10.

Thomasson, James, William Foster, Laurence Press, "The Diffusion of the Internet in Mexico, Latin America Network Information Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2002.

Wolcott, Peter, Seymour E Goodman, "Is the Elephant Learning to Dance? The Diffusion of the Internet in the Republic of India", jointly published by the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University, 2002.  169 pages.

2001

Wolcott, Peter, Larry Press, William McHenry, Seymour E Goodman, William Foster, "A Framework for Assessing the Global Diffusion of the Internet", Journal of the AIS, November, 2001, v. 2 article 6.

Cagiltay, Kursat and Peter Wolcott, “Telecommunications, Liberalization, and the Growth of the Internet in Turkey” The Information Society, May, 2001, vol. 17, no. 2.  (with Kursat Caligay)

Minges, M., Ismail, M. and Press, L. The e-City: Singapore Internet Case Study, International Telecommunications Union, 2001, April. http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/cs/singapore/material/Singapore.pdf.

2000

Wolcott, Peter, Seymour E Goodman, "The Internet in Turkey and Pakistan: A Comparative Analysis," Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University, December, 2000.

Foster, William, Seymour E. Goodman, "The Diffusion of the Internet in China" Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University, November, 2000.

Ein-Dor, Phillip, Seymour E. Goodman, Peter Wolcott, "From Via Maris to Electronic Highway: The Internet in Canaan," Communications of the ACM, July, 2000, vol. 43, no. 7, pp. 19-23.

Press, L., The State of the Internet, Proceedings of INET 2000, International Networking Conference, Yokohama, Japan, July 2000, Internet Society, Reston, VA

The Internet in Singapore (1997): A Benchmark Report  (March, 2000)

1999

The Diffusion of the Internet in the Republic of India:  An Update (December, 1999)

The Diffusion of the Internet in the Republic of Turkey (November, 1999).  

The Diffusion of the Internet in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (November, 1999)

The Global Diffusion of the Internet Project: The State of Israel (November, 1999)

The Global Diffusion of the Internet Project: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (September, 1999)

The Internet and Greater South China (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Fujian, and Guangdong) (September, 1999)

Against All Odds, The Internet in Bangladesh (March, 1999)

An Update: The Internet in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  (February, 1999)

Press, Larry, William A. Foster, Seymour E. Goodman, "The Internet in China and India," Inet '99 Proceedings, Internet Society, 1999.

1998

Asian Giants On-line (December 1998)

Press, Larry, Grey Burkhart, Will Foster, Sy Goodman, Jon Woodward, and Peter Wolcott, An Internet Diffusion Framework. Communications of the ACM, Oct., 1998, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 21-26.

The Global Diffusion of the Internet Project: An Initial Inductive Study (March, 1998).  
This report proposes a framework for analysis of the diffusion and absorption of the Internet worldwide and applies that framework to an initial set of 13 diverse countries, nine of which are in proximity to the Persian Gulf. The framework’s dimensions provide a vehicle for uniformly assessing both the extent and quality of Internet use and supporting infrastructure within a country. The determinants explain why the Internet developed the way that it did in each country, and provide a basis for assessing the prospects for the future. The analysis is directly related to issues of importance, particularly national security, to the governments concerned, and implications for U.S. national security are examined.

1996

Wolcott, Peter, Seymour Goodman, Grey Burkhart, "The Information Technology Capability of Nations: A Framework for Analysis," Working Paper, The MOSAIC Group, Dec., 1996.

Most recently updated:  August 24, 2005