Contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Country’S H-Index

Farhadi, Maryam and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Fooladi, Masood and Farhadi, Hadi and Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo and Ale Ebrahim, Nader Contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Country’S H-Index. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 2013, vol. 57, n. 1, pp. 122-127. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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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.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development, H-index, Middle East
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BE. Information economics.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
I. Information treatment for information services > IC. Index languages, processes and schemes.
Depositing user: Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Date deposited: 12 Nov 2013 08:35
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:29


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