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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


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.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Malaysia; ICT infrastructure; Trade
Depositing User: Azana Abd Hadi
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2014 09:03
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2015 04:12
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22733
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