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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

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



Hossein Gholizadeh


University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Hadi Salehi


Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch

Mohamed Amin Embi


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education

Mahmoud Danaee


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Seyed Mohammad Motahar


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Information Science and Technology

Nader Ale Ebrahim


University
of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture,
Faculty of Engineering; University of Malaya (UM) - Research Support
Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and
Monitoring (IPPP)

Farid Habibi


Independent

Noor Azuan Abu Osman


University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Engineering




March 14, 2014


Modern Applied Science, 8(2), 160-170. doi: 10.5539/mas.v8n2p160





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.




Number of Pages in PDF File: 11



Keywords: ASEAN countries, publication productivity, citation, internet user, collaboration, economic growth





JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17





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Suggested Citation

Gholizadeh,
Hossein and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Danaee, Mahmoud and
Motahar, Seyed Mohammad and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Habibi, Farid and
Abu Osman, Noor Azuan, Relationship Among Economic Growth, Internet
Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison Among ASEAN and World's
Best Countries (March 14, 2014). Modern Applied Science, 8(2), 160-170.
doi: 10.5539/mas.v8n2p160. Available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2411860




Relationship Among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison Among ASEAN and World's Best Countries by Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Farid Habibi, Noor Azuan Abu Osman :: SSRN

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