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Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Growth : World Bank Working Papers - Alexander Pitt

Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Growth

World Bank Working Papers

Paperback Published: 3rd December 2003
ISBN: 9780821357224
Number Of Pages: 38

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'Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Growth' is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. These papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank's ongoing research and to stimulate public discussion.The worldwide development of information and communication technology (ICT) has accelerated dramatically over the past decade. Technological advances and increased competition have led to falling prices for ICT goods and services, which has provided a strong incentive to replace other forms of capital and labor with information technology equipment. Increased ICT production and use has the potential to create job opportunities, transfer skills, and increase efficiency and transparency in politics and business, and therefore, contribute to economic growth.This paper focuses on the linkage between ICT and output growth. It summarizes findings in the literature on the contribution of information and communication technology to economic growth arising from capital deepening and increases in total factor productivity. The paper contains: - The methodologies used to evaluate the different ways ICT influences productivity growth; - A critical assessment of the magnitude of ICT's contribution to growth in various countries; - A summary of the key factors that increase and obstruct ICT expansion; and - An outline of the challenges developing countries face in maximizing ICT's contribution to growth and policy recommendations aimed at surmounting these challenges.

Abstract
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introductionp. 1
Assessing the Contributionp. 3
The Contribution of ICT to Economic Growthp. 7
Factors Influencing the Contribution of ICT to Economic Growthp. 15
Policy Implicationsp. 19
Conclusionsp. 23
Referencesp. 25
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ISBN: 9780821357224
ISBN-10: 0821357220
Series: World Bank Working Papers
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 38
Published: 3rd December 2003
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 7.52  x 0.61
Weight (kg): 0.09