Digital Divide: The Case of Developing Countries

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Fong, Michelle Wye Leng (2009) Digital Divide: The Case of Developing Countries. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 6 (2). pp. 471-478. ISSN 1547-5840


This research paper assesses the impact of ICTs (which includes the Internet, mobile phone, pager, personal computer, and telephone) on Gross National Income (GNI) per capita in developing countries in 2005. It found a significant relationship between GNI per capita (in PPP international dollar) and adoption of each ICT (mobile phone, personal computer, and telephone) but not for Internet technology adoption. In addition, it identifies factors that developing countries need to consider in the adoption and application of ICTs for economic development.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Historical > FOR Classification > 1005 Communications Technologies
Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > SEO Classification > 9103 International Trade
Keywords ResPubID17406, economic growth, economic development, internet, mobile phones, personal computers, telephones, challenges
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