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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Contribution of information and communication technology (ict) in country's h-index

Volume 57, Issue 1, November 2013, Pages 122-127

Contribution of information and communication technology (ict) in country's h-index

Department of Accounting, Mobarakeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh, Isfahan, Iran
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, 43600, Malaysia
Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Isfahan, Iran
School of Psychology and Human Development, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The aim of this study is to examine the effect of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development on country's scientific ranking as measured by H-index. Moreover, this study applies ICT development sub-indices including ICT Use, ICT Access and ICT skill to find the distinct effect of these sub-indices on country's H-index. To this purpose, required data for the panel of 14 Middle East countries over the period 1995 to 2009 is collected. Findings of the current study show that ICT development increases the H-index of the sample countries. The results also indicate that ICT Use and ICT Skill sub-indices positively contribute to higher H-index but the effect of ICT access on country's H-index is not clear. © 2005-2013 JATIT & LLS. All rights reserved.

Author keywords

H-index; Information and communication technology (ICT) development; Middle east
ISSN: 19928645Source Type: Journal Original language: English
Document Type: Article

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