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Information and communications technology: a non-income influence on economic well being

Gani, Azmat and Clemes, M.D. (2006) Information and communications technology: a non-income influence on economic well being. International Journal of Social Economics, 33 (9). pp. 649-663. ISSN 0306-8293

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper tests the hypothesis that more information via higher levels of diffusion of ICT: a non-income influence, leads to an improvement in societal well being using data from a large sample of low-income countries. Design/methodology/approach – The empirical procedure utilises a pooled cross section time wise autoregressive model to test the effects of information and communications technology (ICT) on economic well being. Findings – The findings here provide strong support that the diffusion of the new ICT positively contribute to societal economic well being. Practical implications – The implication of the findings is that low-income countries, in particular, should quickly move to seize the opportunity to develop their ICT infrastructure given its beneficial welfare effects. Originality/value – The paper examines the effect of ICT on well being.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2006 09:34
Last Modified: 10 May 2012 21:51
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/2674
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