The ICT Effect on Productive Efficiency in the Selected Developing Countries

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Economics, University of Tabriz,

2 University of Tabriz,


Compared with the abundant studies on the effect of ICT on productivity and economic growth, the ICT influence on productive efficiency is not so well developed, in developing countries. The productive efficiency is an important part of productivity and refers to the ability to avoid waste production factors. This research provides an empirical analysis of the relationship between productive efficiency and ICT for selected developing countries in 1995-2008. For measuring the productive efficiency and study the relationship between productive efficiency and ICT the "Stochastic Frontier Approach" method is used. The results show positive and significant effect of ICT indicator on productive efficiency.
JEL Classification: O47, O57


Volume 49, Issue 3 - Serial Number 3
October 2014
Pages 677-698
  • Receive Date: 14 May 2014
  • Revise Date: 07 May 2014
  • Accept Date: 03 June 2014
  • First Publish Date: 23 September 2014