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1. INTRODUCTION
2. REVIEW OF THE THEORETICAL LITERATURE
2.1. INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION: STRUCTURE CONDUCT PERFORMANCE AND STRATEGY
2.1.1. Technology and industrial organisation
2.1.2. Technology and strategy
2.1.3. Types of technology
2.1.4. Technology and space
2.1.5. Technology as an imperative
2.1.6. Structure-conduct-performance and technology- some key words
2.2. NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION
2.2.1. Technology as a national concern
2.2.2. Technology and learning processes
2.2.3. Technology and space
2.2.4. Technology and the local environment
2.2.5. Technology and the state
2.2.6. National systems of innovation and technology - some keywords
2.3. MARKETS AS NETWORKS
2.3.1. The central importance of procurement
2.3.2. A long term perspective on technology
2.3.3. Networks of relationships as entrepreneurs
2.3.4. Technological development in a context of relationships - opportunities, constraints and rigidities
2.4. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY
2.4.1. Technological learning in and from history
2.4.2. Dialogue and dynamics between geographical and cultural spaces
2.4.3. Dialogue and dynamics within geographical and cultural spaces
2.4.4. Technology, symbols and ideology
2.4.5. Who is driving? Technology, or social and cultural forces
2.5. COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN TIME AND PLACE
2.5.1. Psychological impact
2.6. TECHNOLOGY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
2.6.1. Self-efficacy, problem-solving ability and creativity
2.6.2. Gender and technology
2.6.3. Technology and interaction
2.6.4. A sensational society?
2.6.5. From "stimulus-object response" to exchange
2.6.6. The spatial context of interactivity

 3. REVIEW OF APPLIED STUDIES
3.1. ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY
3.1.1. Technology and the state
3.1.2. The diference between technology sent from "above" and technology requested from "below"
3.2. SPACE SHRINKING TECHNOLOGIES
3.3. TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES IN PRODUCTS, PROCESSES AND MARKETS
4. THE IMPACT OF ICTs TO RURAL PERIPHERAL AREAS AND BUSINESSES
4.1. THE GEOGRAPHY OF ICTs : THE "DIGITAL DIVIDE"
4.1.1. ICT infrastructure
4.1.2. Access to the Internet
4.2. THE IMPACT OF ICTs TO BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN RURAL PERIPHERAL AREAS
4.2.1. Teleworking
4.2.2. Restructuring trends of Large Firms
4.2.3. The adoption of ICTs by Rural SMEs
5. SYNTHESIS AND GUIDELINES FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
References

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