Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/173648
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/17/042
Abstract: 
The study investigates how education, scientific output and the internet complement mobile phone penetration to affect technology commodity exports in Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2000-2012. The empirical evidence is based on Generalised Method of Moments. The following main findings are established. First, the internet complements the mobile phone to boost technology goods exports. Second, the internet also complements the mobile phone to boost technology service exports. Third, positive marginal effects are apparent in the roles of educational quality and scientific output on technology goods exports and technology service exports respectively while negative marginal impacts are apparent in the roles of scientific output and educational quality on technology goods exports and technology service exports respectively. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed.
Subjects: 
Technology exports
Knowledge Economy
Development
Africa
JEL: 
L59
L98
O10
O30
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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