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dc.contributor.authorChowdhury, Shyamal K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWolf, Susanneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:39:16Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:39:16Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291903930en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52781-
dc.description.abstractThis paper assesses the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their impact on the economic performance of small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) of three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Findings of the paper suggest that the diffusion of ICT among East African SMEs is both industry and country specific. The empirical findings suggest that investment in ICT has a negative impact on labour productivity and a positive impact on general market expansion. However, such investment does not have any significant impact on enterprises’ return, nor does it determine enterprises exporter (non-exporter) status.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2003/06en_US
dc.subject.jelF35en_US
dc.subject.jelH59en_US
dc.subject.jelH87en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinformation and communication technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsmall and medium enterprisesen_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarket expansionen_US
dc.subject.keywordEast Africaen_US
dc.subject.stwKlein- und Mittelunternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwInformationstechniken_US
dc.subject.stwOstafrikaen_US
dc.titleUse of ICTs and the economic performance of SMEs in East Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn369367898en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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