Global digital divide: The impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on economic indicators / Debbra Toria Nipo

Nipo, Debbra Toria (2018) Global digital divide: The impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on economic indicators / Debbra Toria Nipo. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IGS Biannual Publication, 14 . Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.

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The advancement of information and communication technology (ICT) over the last decades has brought significant economic and social improvements to both the society and countries. Not only does it revolutionize the global economic structure, ICT is fast becoming a key tool in driving economic growth by promoting productivity and competitiveness, stimulating international trade as well as paving the way for more and better jobs in the market. In the body of literature, there exists a general consensus among researchers that ICT has significant and positive relationship with economic growth. However, most of the evidences come from microeconomic studies, where the firm or countries are typically restricted to specific sectors or regions, or even grouped according to different levels of development. Evidence on impacts of ICT on economic growth across different regions on the other hand, is still scarce and requires further investigation. With the endogenous growth theory as a theoretical basis, this study therefore attempts to analyze further the impact of ICT on economic indicators for five different country groups, namely Africa, America, Arab, Asia and Europe, over a 9-year period of 2006 to 2014. In this study, ICT is defined according to two dimensions - ICT access and usage - where they are proxied by four different measures, namely fixed broadband subscriptions, fixed telephone subscriptions, mobile cellular subscriptions and Internet users.

Item Type: Book Section
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Nipo, Debbra ToriaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Information technology. Information economy. Knowledge economy. Digital divide
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Technological innovations. Technology transfer
Divisions: Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IGS Biannual Publication
Volume: 14
Item ID: 22035
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; Information and communication technologies; ICT,: Economic indicators
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 07:16
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 7
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/22035

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