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Information and Communication Technology in Sudan

An Economic Analysis of Impact and Use in Universities


  • Compares ICT impact on private versus public universities in Sudan

  • Based on an in-depth micro level primary survey data

  • Provides recommendations for ICT policy improvements to enhance knowledge transfer within and across universities


Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Samia Mohamed Nour
      Pages 3-11
  3. Conceptual and Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
  4. Empirical Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Samia Mohamed Nour
      Pages 87-126
    3. Samia Mohamed Nour
      Pages 267-303
  5. Policy Recommendations, Summary and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Samia Mohamed Nour
      Pages 341-354
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 355-374

About this book


​This book discusses the use, economic importance and impact of  Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in public and private Sudanese universities. The author provides an in-depth analysis of the economic impact of ICT from the demand perspective as well as from the public-private perspective. This book also examines the status, pattern, structure, trend and determinants of the demand for ICT in public and private Sudanese universities. It investigates the economic impacts of the uses of ICT, the potential opportunities and challenges that ICT is expected to create for public and private Sudanese universities, and explains the role of ICT in facilitating the production, creation and transfer of knowledge in Sudanese universities.


ICT Knowledge dissemination Knowledge transfer Private universities Public universities University infrastructure

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics, UNU-MERIT - School of Business and Economics, and Department of EconomicsUniversity of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and King Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

About the authors

Dr. Samia Mohamed Nour is an Affiliated Researcher of United Nations University- Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and Associate Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, Khartoum University (Sudan). She is also the author of 'Technological Change and Skill Development in Sudan' (Springer, 2013) and 'Technological Change and 'Skill Development in Arab Gulf Countries' (Springer, 2013).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Information and Communication Technology in Sudan
  • Book Subtitle An Economic Analysis of Impact and Use in Universities
  • Authors Samia Mohamed Nour
  • Series Title Contributions to Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contributions to Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-13998-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38609-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-13999-9
  • Series ISSN 1431-1933
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7178
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIV, 374
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Innovation/Technology Management
    Development Economics
    R & D/Technology Policy
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