A study on causal relationship between telecommunication consumption and economic variables in Malaysia / Siti Surayah Aziz

Aziz, Siti Surayah (2007) A study on causal relationship between telecommunication consumption and economic variables in Malaysia / Siti Surayah Aziz. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the causal relationship between telecommunication consumption and macroeconomic variables in Malaysian market. This investigation leads to the determination of the cause and effect of both variables. It determines which variable is affecting the other variable or both variables are affecting each other or both variables are not affecting each other.
This research used total telecommunication consumption and macroeconomic variables as the variables. The total consumption of telecommunication is represented by the net income of the major companies that involved in telecommunication sector in Malaysia which are Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Maxis and DiGi.com. While for the macroeconomic variables, it consisted of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), interest rate, inflation rate and income per capita.
The study covered for a period from 1995 until 2005. The data collected is in yearly basis. By using Granger causality method, the result suggested that there is only a unidirectional causality from telecommunication consumption to GDP. Besides that, it is concluded that there is a unidirectional causality from telecommunication consumptions to income per capita. In addition, the study found that there is a unidirectional causality relationship from inflation to telecommunication consumptions. Lastly, this study implies that there is an existing of a bidirectional causality relationship between telecommunication consumption and interest rate in the study.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Aziz, Siti Surayah
2005655862
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Latib, Abdullah
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Business cycles. Economic fluctuations. Economic indicators
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunication
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administrations (Finance)
Keywords: Telecommunication, UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2007
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33597
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