Emerging technology use in very small island states: A tenuous relationship between average information and communication technology (ICT) usage and per capita gross domestic product (GDP) growth

Sajda Qureshi, Lotfollah Najjar

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Abstract

Very small island states face unique challenges, such as volatile economies increasingly vulnerable to climate change. They are used in this analysis because their populations rely on emerging technologies for their livelihoods, especially growing mobile phone usage. This paper investigates how growth in ICT usage may enable growth in per capita GDP in very small island states by analyzing the effects of average ICT usage on GDP growth based on the most recent data. Following an analysis of data over four years, of 32 very small island states, this paper identifies an ICT multiplier effect that can explain and predict the relationship between average ICT usage and GDP growth. By showing how the ICT multiplier effect may be connected to GDP growth, this paper adds to what we know about the relationship between these two indicators. This has implications for how government interventions can enable ICT capacity to bring about GDP growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Tung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages4655-4664
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780769556703
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2016
Event49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 - Koloa, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2016Jan 8 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2016-March
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa
Period1/5/161/8/16

Keywords

  • Gross domestic product (GDP)
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Very small island states

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Qureshi, S., & Najjar, L. (2016). Emerging technology use in very small island states: A tenuous relationship between average information and communication technology (ICT) usage and per capita gross domestic product (GDP) growth. In R. H. Sprague, & T. X. Bui (Eds.), Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 (pp. 4655-4664). [7427764] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 2016-March). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.578