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Ejemeyovwi, Jeremiah Ogaga (2017) INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN WEST AFRICA. Masters thesis, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria..

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West African countries experience economic growth in terms of financial figures but the issue of non -inclusiveness of this growth in terms of human development is becoming worrisome. This study empirically examines the role of information and communication technology adoption on human development and the direction of causality between them using data for 15 West African countries (2004 – 2014) estimated with the system Generalised Method of Moments (GMM) and Granger causality test. The GMM results showed that internet usage and investment in telecommunications have a statistically significant relationship, while mobile cell subscription has a statistically insignificant relationship with human development. The Granger causality test result showed that ICT adoption does not granger cause inclusive growth at the immediate and next annual time period. The study concludes by recommending the increase in investment in the telecommunications industry, the rendering of tax holidays to domestic firms in the IT industry, the creation of awareness of the productive use of ICT in all sectors of the economy for human development and inclusive growth to be achieved overtime

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2017 14:40
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2017 14:40

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