nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2022‒03‒14
two papers chosen by
Laura Nicola-Gavrila
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Green Path Development and Green Regional Restructuring for Sustainable Development By Most Asikha Aktar; Mukaramah Binti; Md Alam
  2. The Information and Communication Technologies-Economic Growth Nexus in Tunisia: A Cross-Section Dynamic Panel Approach By Mounir Dahmani; Mohamed Mabrouki; Adel Ben Youssef

  1. By: Most Asikha Aktar (UUM - Universiti Utara Malaysia); Mukaramah Binti (UUM - Universiti Utara Malaysia); Md Alam (UUM - Universiti Utara Malaysia)
    Abstract: This is a pre-publication copy. The published article is copyrighted by the publisher. Green Path Development and Green Regional Restructuring for Sustainable Development Definition The concept of green energy has come to the fore as a strategic sustainable energy formation process for the whole world since last three decades, but it has gained enormous interest during recent years. Green Energy is referred to clean sources of energy that generates lower environmental impact in relation to conventional energy technology (Bhowmik et al. 2017). In terms of reducing negative environmental impact, highlighting the importance of Green Energy on environment, sustainability researchers have increasingly utilized this lens to explain the multi-dimensions of many sustainable development issues, and explored new ways for addressing the most recent concept. In addition, for defining various aspects of sustainability, Green Energy concept is not a new concept rather it is an emerging concept.
    Date: 2021–12–15
  2. By: Mounir Dahmani (Université de Gafsa); Mohamed Mabrouki (Université de Gafsa); Adel Ben Youssef (UCA - Université Côte d'Azur)
    Abstract: The rapid diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICT) is becoming an important determinant of national economic growth. This paper examines the relationship between development of ICT and economic growth in Tunisia based on a sector analysis. We employ the common correlated effect mean group (CCEMG) and augmented mean group (AMG) methods and annual panel data for 1997 to 2017, to explore the relationship between ICT diffusion and economic growth in Tunisia. Our sector analysis shows that the effect of ICT on value added is heterogenous depending on the sector of activity and provides three main findings. First, in some sectors such as financial services, transport, building and civil engineering, hotel and restaurant services and other market services ICT have a positive and significant impact on value added. These sectors benefit from use of ICT. Second, in some sectors such as trade and various manufacturing industries, ICT has a negative and significant impact on value added. These sectors need to be well organized and well managed to avoid domination by informalities. Third, in some sectors such as public administration there is a productivity paradox and despite huge investment in ICT they have no impact on value added due to the absence of a deep organizational change.
    Keywords: ICT diffusion index,economic growth,cross-sectional,dynamic panel,CCEMG,AMG
    Date: 2022

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