ICT diffusion and foreign direct investment: a comparative study between Asia-Pacific and the Middle Eastern economies

Farid Shirazi, Dolores Añón Higón, Roya Gholami

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Abstract

This chapter investigates the impact of inward and outward FDI on ICT diffusion in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions for the period 1996-2008. The results indicate that while inward FDI has generally had a positive and significant impact on ICT diffusion in Asia-Pacific economies, its impact on the Middle Eastern countries has been detrimental. In contrast, the results of this study also show that outward FDI has had, in general, the inverse effect, it has been in general positive and significant for the Middle East countries but insignificant for Asia-Pacific economies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational comparisons of information communication technologies
Subtitle of host publicationadvancing applications
EditorsFelix B. Tan
Place of PublicationHershey, PA (US)
PublisherIGI Global
Pages294-320
Number of pages73
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6135-481-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-6135-0480-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2012

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NamePremier reference source
PublisherIGI global

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    Shirazi, F., Añón Higón, D., & Gholami, R. (2012). ICT diffusion and foreign direct investment: a comparative study between Asia-Pacific and the Middle Eastern economies. In F. B. Tan (Ed.), International comparisons of information communication technologies: advancing applications (pp. 294-320). (Premier reference source). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61350-480-2.ch013