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Exploring the nexus between information and communications technology, tourism and growth in Fiji

Kumar, Ronald R. and Kumar, R. (2012) Exploring the nexus between information and communications technology, tourism and growth in Fiji. Tourism Economics, 18 (2). pp. 359-371. ISSN 1354-8166

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Abstract

With annual data for the period 1980-2008, the authors explore the nexus between information and communications technology (ICT), tourism and growth in Fiji's economy. A growth equation estimation using the bounds test shows that tourism contributes about 0.23% in the long run and 0.19% in the short run, and ICT contributions are 1.07% and 0.89%, respectively. The Granger causality test reveals a unidirectional causality going from capital stock to ICT, ICT to tourism and real per capita GDP to tourism. Hence, the study finds that ICT investment and tourism market development are crucial for Fiji's growth and development.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012 21:21
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 12:38
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4950
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