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The role of internet connectivity for the economic development of less developed countries

Is internet connectivity a successful strategy to drive economic growth in less developed countries?

Masterarbeit 2003 85 Seiten

VWL - Makroökonomie, allgemein

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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract:
The current wave of globalisation – the trend towards worldwide integration of markets – is spurred by the development of ICTs, including the Internet (Miria Pigato, 2001). But there exists founded concern whether this development reaches Less Developed Countries (LDCs).
Technological transformations, such as Information Communication Technology (ICT), open new possibilities in various areas. With a rapid technological development the world faces the challenge to match the pace of technological innovation with national and global policy innovation.
This paper will analyse the following hypotheses:
1. Internet connectivity has potential to promote economic growth and support sustainable development for LDCs.
2. The application of the Internet technology carries risks for LDCs.
3. Successful application of Internet technology requires appropriate sustainable policies and strategies.
The analysis is based upon literature review of economic and development theories, literature about ICT in development with particular focus on the Internet, country and development related information, and statistical data focussing in particular on South Africa and Uganda.

Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION6
1.OVERVIEW - LITERATURE REVIEW11
2.THE INTERNET AND E-BUSINESS20
2.1Internet20
2.2E-Business21
2.3Internet Connectivity - Indicators22
3.ECONOMIC BENEFITS27
3.1Global proximity, global business networking27
3.2Communication and information retrieval28
3.3E-business opportunities for on-line trade32
4.RELATION BETWEEN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND INTERNET CONNECTIVITY34
4.1South Africa - Regression analysis35
4.2Uganda - Regression analysis38
4.3Comparison South Africa versus Uganda39
5.RISKS AND CONSTRAINTS FOR LDCS41
5.1The Digital Gap / Divide41
5.2Constraints and the widening gap in LDCs43
5.3Barriers and limitations for E-business51
5.4Policies to overcome constraints, barriers and limitations53
6.CONCLUSIONS58
7.APPENDIX60
7.1Appendix - South Africa Statistical Data60
7.2Appendix - Uganda Statistical Data70
BIBLIOGRAPHY80

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Seiten
85
Erscheinungsform
Originalausgabe
Jahr
2003
ISBN (eBook)
9783832473488
ISBN (Buch)
9783838673486
Dateigröße
633 KB
Sprache
Englisch
Katalognummer
v222639
Institution / Hochschule
University of Westminster – unbekannt
Note
1,0
Schlagworte
volkswirtschaften transformationsprozess makroökonomik internet information communication technology economic development

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