ICT Intensity Role in Achieving Productivity Driven: The Case of ASEAN5 Plus Three

By Elsadig Musa Ahmed.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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This study aims to observe the role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) intensity in achieving productivity driven growth in ASEAN5 (Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) plus three (China, Japan and South Korea). The results show that the productivity growth of ASEAN5 plus China is input driven. In addition, the Japan productivity growth is productivity driven and South Korea is moving towards productivity driven when TFP intensity contribution were compared. The study as well finds that the impact of ICT intensity is constructive with modest contribution to TFP intensity growth. These results furthermore confirmed that capital deepening had a very significant role in achieving higher labour productivity contribution that created by most of these economies through using huge input to produce output.

Keywords: ASEAN5 Plus Three, ICT Intensity, TFP Intensity, Input-driven JEL Classification, E23; C22, O11

Global Studies Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.55-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 667.921KB).

Professor Elsadig Musa Ahmed

Senior Lecturer, Economics Unit, Faculty of Business and Law, Multimedia University, Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia

Dr. Elsadig Musa Ahmed is a senior lecturer at Economics Unit and Coordinator for Post Graduate programs of the Faculty of Business and Law, Multimedia University (MMU), Melaka Campus, Malaysia, and member of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) Coordination Committee (ICC) MMU. He is currently teaching International Economic History, International Political Economy, East Asian Economies, Knowledge-based Economy, Economic Integration and Regionalism, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. He published several papers in international refereed journals and conferences. He is supervising some Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and has also been an examiner to PhD and Master theses. He is also a member of World Assembly of Youth (WAY), Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) and several associations. He is reviewer and an expert of the second Millennium Ecosystem Assessment report “Biodiversity and Human Well–being: A Synthesis Report for the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2005” He is the author of the book entitled (Green Productivity: Application in Malaysia’s Manufacturing), 2008. He has also been a reviewer for various international, regional and local Journals and conferences such as (Economic Modelling, World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, International Journal of Economic Policy Studies, The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Global Studies Journal and Journal of Mualamat and Islamic Finance Research). He has served as associate editor of the some issues of The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability and Global Studies Journal. His research interests include productivity analysis, productivity and environment, development economics, economic growth and environment and knowledge-based economy.

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