nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2016‒06‒18
one paper chosen by
Walter Frisch
Universität Wien


  1. By: Ewa Lechman (Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland); Harleen Kaur (Faculty of Management and Information Technology, Hamdard University, Hamdard, India)
    Abstract: The process of technology diffusion is complex, and one should bear in mind that multiple elements may be claimed as its essential determinants. Insofar, voluminous theoretical and empirical literature has been issued where attempts of identification of the latter has been made. However, we still lack adequate explanations for cross-country differences in new technology adoption; while demonstrated evidence is scattered and to a great extend it lacks robustness. This paper is designed to provide empirical evidence on the relationship between the process of ICT diffusion and social development across selected low-income and lower-middle-income countries during the period of 2000 and 2014. Its main target is to identify whether in low-income and lower-middle-income economies, ICT development and social development are correlated. It combines five logically structured sections. Section 1 is the introduction; Section 2 discusses literature review regarding ICT diffusion determinants. Next, Section 3 briefly presents data used in the research and explains methodological framework.Section 4 demonstrates results of empirical analysis, and Section 5 concludes.
    Keywords: social development, empowerment, new technologies, ICT, developing countries
    JEL: O3 O50
    Date: 2016–06

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