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

Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, vol. 57, no. 1, 10 November, 2013.

6 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2013  

Maryam Farhadi

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Hadi Salehi

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch

Mohamed Amin Embi

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education

Masood Fooladi

Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh Branch

Hadi Farhadi

National University of Malaysia (UKM) - Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance (EKONIS-UKM)

Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani

Islamic Azad University; University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Date Written: November 10, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development, H-index, Middle East

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

Suggested Citation

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 (November 10, 2013). Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, vol. 57, no. 1, 10 November, 2013.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2352672

Maryam Farhadi

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor 43000
Malaysia

Hadi Salehi

Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch ( email )

Iran
Iran
Najafabad, Isfahan
Iran

Mohamed Amin Embi

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education ( email )

Department of Industrial Computing
School of Information Technology -FTSM
Bangi, Selangor 55100
Malaysia
+60 3 89215969 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ukm.my/ppa/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=2:prof-dr-mohamed-amin-embi&catid

Masood Fooladi

Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh Branch ( email )

Department of Accounting
Mobarakeh Branch
Mobarakeh, Isfahan
Iran

Hadi Farhadi

National University of Malaysia (UKM) - Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance (EKONIS-UKM) ( email )

Malaysia

Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani

Islamic Azad University ( email )

Tehran
Iran

University Kebangsaan Malaysia ( email )

Malaysia

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://https://umresearch.um.edu.my/

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

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