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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries | Gholizadeh | Modern Applied Science

Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet
Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s
Best Countries

Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed
Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Nader Ale Ebrahim,
Farid Habibi Tanha, Noor Azuan Abu Osman


Abstract



Publication productivity, as measured by the number of papers,
has been regarded as one of the main indicators of reputation of
countries and institutions. Nevertheless, the relationship among
research publications, economic growth and World Wide Web in ASEAN
countries is still unclear. The main intention
of this study was to identify publication productivity among ASEAN and
the world’s top ten countries in the last 16 years (1996-2011). This
study also aimed at finding the relationship among publication, gross
domestic product (GDP) and internet usage. Furthermore, the publication
trend in the 10 first Malaysian universities was evaluated for the same
periods. Scopus database was used to find the overall documents, overall
citations, citations per document and international collaboration from
1996 to 2011 for each country. The World Bank database (World Data Bank)
was used to collect the data for GDP and the number of internet users.
Moreover, to evaluate 10 top Malaysian universities, the number of
published articles, conferences, reviews, and letters for the same
periods was collected. The results of this study showed significant
differences among ASEAN and top 10 countries regarding publication
productivity. Moreover, a positive and significant relationship was
observed between indices, GDP and internet usage for these countries.
Surprisingly, international collaboration had a significant and negative
relationship with economic growth. Malaysia had fewer citations per
document (7.64) and international collaboration (36.9%) among ASEAN
countries. In conclusion, international collaboration
between academic institutes and researchers is influenced by economic
growth and access to internet in the countries. Furthermore, publication
trends in ASEAN countries are promising. However, policy makers and
science managers should try to find different ways to increase the
quality of the research publication and to raise citation per document.

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DOI: 10.5539/mas.v8n2p160









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