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dc.description.abstractTo what extent investments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have contributed to productivity growth in Cameroon? This paper explores the relationship between productivity and investment in ICT in Cameroon at. firms' level in 2004. Using cross-section data and applying a Cobb-Douglas function, the studies reveals that investment in ICT has no impact on productivity, as the estimated coefficient of ICT investment on productivity is not significant. Also, ICT investment has no impact on labor productivity and labor intensity. These findings differ from results obtained by Shymal Chowdhury (2002) according to which ICT investment has negative and significant impact on labor productivity in East Africa. In Cameroon labor remains the key factor of value added growth. This seems to be realistic as the country has an important workforce that tends to slow down salaries. Since labor is the abundant factor, it is profitable for firms to increase their production by recruiting more units of labor, if ICT investment contributes to rapid globalization of economies, it does not contribute to productivity growth in Cameroon.en
dc.titleAnalyzing the impact of ICT investments on productivity growth in developing countries : evidence from Cameroonen
ags.descriptionNotesSession G2en
ags.descriptionNotesincludes bibliographical refwerencesen
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababa :en
ags.publisherNameUN. ECA,en
dc.coverage.spatialCMR
dc.coverage.spatialCameroon
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-22T17:14:36Z
dc.date.available2011-03-22T17:14:36Z
dc.date.issued2007-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10855/15013
dc.format.extent23 p. :
dc.languageeng
dc.typeConference document
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CULTURE::DOCUMENTATION, LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND REFERENCE WORKS::INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::ECONOMIC CONDITIONS::ECONOMIC GROWTH
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS::TELECOMMUNICATIONS::ICT INDICATORS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::ECONOMIC CONDITIONS::KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRY::INDUSTRIAL SECTOR::PRODUCTIVITY
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::BANKING AND INVESTMENT::INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CULTURE::DOCUMENTATION, BIBLIOTECHONOMIE, SCIENCES DE L'INFORMATION, OUVRAGES DE REFERENCE::TECHNOLOGIE DE L'INFORMATION
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CULTURA::DOCUMENTACION, BIBLIOTECOLOGIA, CIENCIA DE LA INFORMACION, MATERIAL DE REFERENCIA::TECNOLOGIA DE LA INFORMACION
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::CONDITIONS ECONOMIQUES::CROISSANCE ECONOMIQUE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS::CRECIMIENTO ECONOMICO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::TRANSPORTS ET COMMUNICATIONS::TELECOMMUNICATIONS::INDICATEURS DES TIC
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::TRANSPORTE Y COMUNICACIONES::TELECOMUNICACIONES::INDICADORES TIC
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::CONDITIONS ECONOMIQUES::ECONOMIE DU SAVOIR
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::CONDICIONES ECONOMICAS::ECONOMIA BASADA EN EL CONOCIMIENTO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRIE::SECTEUR INDUSTRIEL::PRODUCTIVITE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRIA::SECTOR INDUSTRIAL::PRODUCTIVIDAD
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::OPERATIONS BANCAIRES ET INVESTISSEMENTS::ANALYSE D'INVESTISSEMENTS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::OPERACIONES BANCARIAS E INVERSIONES::ANALISIS DE INVERSIONES
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ags.creatorPersonalNkama, Arsane H.D.
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.creatorCorporateAfrican Development Bank
ags.creatorConferenceAfrican Economic Conference 2007: Opportunities and Challenges of Development for Africa in the Global Arena (2007, nov. 15-17 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
ags.subjectThesaurusINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIC GROWTH
ags.subjectThesaurusICT INDICATORS
ags.subjectThesaurusKNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY
ags.subjectThesaurusPRODUCTIVITY
ags.subjectThesaurusINVESTMENT ANALYSIS
ags.subjectThesaurusTECHNOLOGIE DE L'INFORMATION
ags.subjectThesaurusTECNOLOGIA DE LA INFORMACION
ags.subjectThesaurusCROISSANCE ECONOMIQUE
ags.subjectThesaurusCRECIMIENTO ECONOMICO
ags.subjectThesaurusINDICATEURS DES TIC
ags.subjectThesaurusINDICADORES TIC
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIE DU SAVOIR
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIA BASADA EN EL CONOCIMIENTO
ags.subjectThesaurusPRODUCTIVITE
ags.subjectThesaurusPRODUCTIVIDAD
ags.subjectThesaurusANALYSE D'INVESTISSEMENTS
ags.subjectThesaurusANALISIS DE INVERSIONES
ags.subjectClassification15.02.05 Information technology, Processing and management
ags.availabilityNumber58088
ags.availabilityNumber2007
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JN58088
uneca.language.supporteden


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