International telecommunications involve the transmission of economic, social, institutional and produced information, all of which have demand, flow, interaction and exchange aspects. International telecommunications is assumed to depend on other international movements, namely commoities, people and capital. The case of Israel is examined inlight of this assumption. Annual growth in Israeli international telecommunications is best explained by two-year lagged exports for 1975-87. Exports have also been found to be the leading variable for the 1980s, when annual examinations were performed for the most frequently called/calling countries every year. Most of Israel's international messages are exchanged with North America and Europe, with the USA leading. Separate trend analyses for nine leading countries did not produce decisive results in terms of the levels of explanation or the leading variables.
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Aharon Kellerman and Anat Cohen are, respectively, Associate Professor and Teachino Fellow in the Department of Geography, University of H’aifa, Haifa, Israel 31999 (Tel: 972 4 240111: Fax: 972 4342101). ’ This article is partially based on an MA thesis by Anat Cohen, supervised by Ahar-on Kellerman. Financial support was received from Bezeq, Israel Telecommunications Co. The article was written while the senior author served as Visiting Scholar at the Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. continued on page 157
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human Factors and Ergonomics
- Information Systems
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering