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Understanding The Determinants Of Icts Diffussion In Ecowas

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  • GODWIN CHUKWUDUM NWAOBI

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The Information and Communication technology(ICT) environment in the economic community of west african states(ECOWAS) has changed sufficiently to warrant re-conceptualization of the earlier initiatives. Notably, many new technologies have emerged, especially in the area of wireless communications. Thus, ECOWAS ability to participate in and enhance its international competitiveness in the new global economy and hence make progress in poverty reduction depends in large part on its ability to use and adapt new information and technological innovations. This project therefore, sets out to enhance understanding and knowledge of the innovative effects of ICT poverty reduction and human development; and to improve ECOWAS capacities to formulate and implement national ICT policies that promote equitable access to ICT and information for socio-economic development.

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  • Godwin Chukwudum Nwaobi, 2004. "Understanding The Determinants Of Icts Diffussion In Ecowas," Development and Comp Systems 0401002, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0401002
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    Keywords

    Technological progress; growth; productivity; diffusion; ICTS; AFRICAN ECONOMIES; DYNAMIC PANEL DATA;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence

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