Abstract: Network externalities exist when some people bear costs that they are not paid or compensated for, or when they get benefits that they do not pay for. Externalities may be positive or negative, depending on the effects they produce. There are also supply-side and demand-side network externalities. The paper discusses some aspects of demand-side network externalities, particularly when related to the use of the Internet, extranets and virtual organizations or communities
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