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

Azmat Gani, Michael D. Clemes

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-663
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Social Economics
Volume33
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Keywords

  • Communication technologies
  • Economic growth
  • Social benefits

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  • Economics and Econometrics

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Information and communications technology : A non-income influence on economic well being. / Gani, Azmat; Clemes, Michael D.

In: International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 33, No. 9, 2006, p. 649-663.

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