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Knowledge Spillover from Information and Communication Technology: A Comparative Study of Australia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

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  • Dutta, Dilip
  • Otsuka, Kozo

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This paper analyses the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in Australia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan within a framework of endogenous growth theory. The focus of this study is ‘knowledge spillover' from ICT. The empirical results suggest that the knowledge spillover from ICT has a strong contribution to the economy-wide R&D; they also suggest that the contribution of ICT to output growth is very limited. These results are consistent with the recent finding that newly introduced technology involves a time lag to contribute to the output growth. As ICT is relatively a new technology, the effects of ICT seem to be still confined only in R&D activities.

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Paper provided by University of Sydney, School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 8.

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Date of creation: Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:syd:wpaper:2123/7651

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Keywords: General; echnological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes; General; Information and Internet Services; Computer Software;

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  1. Paul Romer, 1989. "Endogenous Technological Change," NBER Working Papers 3210, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Dirk Pilat & Frank C. Lee, 2001. "Productivity Growth in ICT-producing and ICT-using Industries: A Source of Growth Differentials in the OECD?," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2001/4, OECD Publishing.
  3. Paul Schreyer, 2000. "The Contribution of Information and Communication Technology to Output Growth: A Study of the G7 Countries," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2000/2, OECD Publishing.
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Cited by:
  1. Francesco Venturini, 2009. "The long-run impact of ICT," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 37(3), pages 497-515, December.

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