This exploratory research was initiated to develop a computer-based interview tool that would help determine the factors that companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry consider a problem in regards to the economic environment within a local study region. Topics included the labor market and community issues, including costs of doing business and quality-of-life questions. A computer-based process was employed in telephone interviews to solicit and record responses from executives in ICT-related companies for the 197 cases that are included in this study. Descriptive data are presented along with a first-order and a second-order factor analysis.
Henson, James M.
"Regional Economic Development Issues within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 15
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol15/iss4/5