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Digital divide in ASEAN countries: Explaining the gap

Chalita Srinuan (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Teknik och samhälle) ; Ibrahim Kholilul Rohman (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Teknik och samhälle) ; Pratompong Srinuan (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Teknik och samhälle) ; Erik Bohlin (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Teknik och samhälle)
Competitiveness of the ASEAN Countries: Corporate and Regulatory Drivers p. 153-172. (2010)
[Kapitel]

Currently, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is a vigorous engine of economic growth. While the penetration rate, investment and development of technology have increased considerably, the gap between people in society regarding access, use and benefit from ICT is increasing. In particular, there is unequal access to ICT even though the sector is rapidly diffusing. The present study examines determinants of this digital divide in ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam). To explain the evolution of the ASEAN digital divide, the study focuses on potential causes which are the GDP per capita, the urban proportion of the population, the competition level and the independent regulator. Statistically, the first three of these factors explain the divide in the region concerned while the role of independent regulator is not statistically significant suggesting the need for the more effective role of regulator in conducting the market.

Nyckelord: Digital divide, ASEAN countries, ICT



Denna post skapades 2009-09-10. Senast ändrad 2016-05-12.
CPL Pubid: 97765

 

Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Teknik och samhälle (2005-2016)

Ämnesområden

Ekonomi och näringsliv

Chalmers infrastruktur

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