The impact of ICT expenditures on institutionalized democracy and foreign direct investment in developing countries

Daniel S. Soper, Haluk Demirkan, Kenneth Goul, Robert St Louis

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Abstract

The impacts of ICT expenditures on developing countries are examined by relying on theories of adaptive structuration, global and local adaptation, and network society. Local adaptation to globalization is addressed through an empirical analysis of both the economic and political subsystems of developing countries. Least-squares regression models are used to investigate the impact of ICT expenditures on institutionalized democracy and foreign direct investment over a five-year period following the initial expenditures. ICT expenditures are shown to have a strong positive impact on future levels of foreign direct investment, as well as on future levels of institutionalized democracy in developing countries. The level of institutionalized democracy is also shown to mediate the impact of ICT expenditures on foreign direct investment. The implications of these findings for policy-makers are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06
Pages65b
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 17 2006
Event39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06 - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2006Jan 7 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06
CountryUnited States
CityKauai, HI
Period1/4/061/7/06

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Soper, D. S., Demirkan, H., Goul, K., & St Louis, R. (2006). The impact of ICT expenditures on institutionalized democracy and foreign direct investment in developing countries. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06 (pp. 65b). [1579420] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2006.469