Does Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Development Foster Economic Growth of ASEAN5 +3 Countries?

Wong, Ee Syuen and Rossazana Ab-Rahim, Ab-Rahim (2020) Does Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Development Foster Economic Growth of ASEAN5 +3 Countries? Asian Journal of Empirical Research, 10 (10). pp. 223-230. ISSN 2224-4425

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Globally, digital technologies affect lifestyles, norms and business restructuring models. Correspondingly, it plays a significant role in fostering the economic growth of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as Asian countries at large. This study aims to investigate the impact of ICT development on the economic growth of the ASEAN5 +3 nations over the period of 2011 to 2018. ASEAN5+3 comprises of eight nations namely Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, China, South Korea and Japan. Themethodologies applied in this study include panel data regression analysis and several diagnostic tests such as the Hausman test and the Breusch-Pagan Lagrange multiplier (BPLM) test. The empirical results suggest there is a positive significant relationship between ICT development and economic growth among the ASEAN5 +3 countries. This relationship can be further strengthened through various policy implementations such as governmental investments. The results of this study imply that these Asian countriesare growing in consistence with information technology (IT)-led development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT Development, Economic Growth, ASEAN, Panel Regression, Policy Implementation, IT-led Development,unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2020 07:43
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2020 07:43

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