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The role of ICT infrastructure on Malaysian trade

Ahmad, Nor Asma and Ismail, Normaz Wana and Law, Siong Hook (2011) The role of ICT infrastructure on Malaysian trade. International Journal of Economics and Management, 5 (1). pp. 140-148. ISSN 1823-836X

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of ICT infrastructure on trade in the case of Malaysia by using a gravity model and a number of indicators for the ICT infrastructure. The analyses are based on panel data 36 trading partner countries from 1980 to 2008. It is found that mobile and fixed-line telephone subscribers, personal computers and internet users are significant and positively related to the value of bilateral trade between Malaysia and its trading partners. The results support that ICT infrastructure development serves as the key facilitating role in achieving higher levels of exports in Malaysia.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Malaysia; ICT infrastructure; Trade
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher:Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia
ID Code:22733
Deposited By: Azana Abd Hadi
Deposited On:26 Dec 2014 17:03
Last Modified:03 Jul 2015 12:12

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