Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/173642
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice
Asongu, Ndemaze
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/17/036
Abstract: 
This study assesses how the mobile phone influences governance to improve information and communication technology (ICT) exports in Sub-Saharan Africa with data from 2000-2012. The empirical evidence is based on Generalised Method of Moments and three main governance concepts are used, namely: (i) institutional (comprising the rule of law and corruption-control); (ii) political (involving political stability/no violence and voice & accountability) and (iii) economic (including regulation quality and government effectiveness) governance. The following findings are established. First, there are positive net effects on ICT goods exports from independent interactions between mobile phones and ‘political stability’ ‘voice and accountability’ and corruption-control. Second, significant net effects are not apparent from independent interactions between mobile phones and government effectiveness, regulation quality and the rule of law. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Subjects: 
Knowledge economy
Development
Africa
JEL: 
L59
L98
O10
O30
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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