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Economic Growth and Internet usage impact on publication productivity



Economic Growth and Internet Usage Impact on Publication Productivity among ASEAN’s and World’s Best Universities





Gholizadeh, Hossein and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Danaee, Mahmoud and Ordi, Ali and Tanha, Farid Habibi and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Osman, Noor Azuan Abu
Economic Growth and Internet Usage Impact on Publication Productivity among ASEAN’s and World’s Best Universities.
Modern Applied Science, 2014, vol. 8, n. 5, pp. 169-178.









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Measuring the
number of papers which are published each year, publication
productivity is the factor which shows the reputation of universities
and countries. However, the effect of growing economy and using internet
on the publication productivity in Asian countries has not been
discovered yet. The present research is going to figure out the
publication productivity among the elite universities in Asian countries
and also ten top universities around the world in the last twenty years
(from 1993 to 2012). Furthermore, the current research is aimed to
study the relationship among publication, gross domestic product (GDP)
and internet usage. It is worth to mention that the publication of the
top Ten Malaysian Universities was regarded for the similar period of
time. To get the exact numbers of documents like papers, conference
articles, review papers and letters which are published by the
universities in the last twenty years, the writer of the same paper used
the Science Direct database. Moreover, the data for GDP and the number
of internet usage was collected through the World Bank database (World
Data Bank).To compare all kinds of publications,one-way ANOVA was used
and to investigate the impact of economic growth and internet usage on
publication productivity, multiple regression analysis was applied.The
results showed that the rate of publication growth was 1.9, 20.9, and
65.5 in top universities in the world, ASEAN countries and Malaysia,
respectively.The results also showed that there was a positive and
significant correlation between GDP and the number of internet users
with the number of publications in ASEAN and Malaysian universities.
Internet usage had much more influence in comparison with the GDP in
predicting the number of publications among these groups except for top
ten Malaysian universities from 2003 to 2012. In summary, publication
trends in top ten Malaysian and ASEAN universities are promising.
However, policy makers and science managers should spend much more
percentage of their GDP on Internet facilities and research studies that
their outputs lead to more rapid economic growth and internet usage.
Item type:
Journal article (Print/Paginated)



Keywords: ASEAN, publication productivity, documents, internet usage, GDP, Malaysian Universities, publication trend
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels.
I. Information treatment for information services
L. Information technology and library technology.
Depositing user:

Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim

Date deposited: 22 Sep 2014 11:36
Last modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:36
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/23780

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