Catalyzing Development through ICT Adoption

The Developing World Experience

  • Harleen Kaur
  • Ewa Lechman
  • Adam Marszk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General and Multiregional Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ritu Chauhan, Harleen Kaur, Ewa Lechman, Adam Marszk
      Pages 25-36
    3. Mohamed Sami Ben Ali, Seifallah Sassi
      Pages 37-50
  3. Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Md Salah Uddin Rajib, Md Qutub Uddin Sajib, Mahfuzul Hoque
      Pages 71-87
  4. Africa and the Middle East

  5. Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Matteo Grazzi, Sebastian Vergara
      Pages 227-238
    3. Leonardo Ortega, Alison Cathles, Matteo Grazzi
      Pages 239-252
  6. Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Ana Salomé García-Muñiz, María Rosalía Vicente
      Pages 255-271

About this book


This book examines the role that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play in growth and economic development promotion, specifically for developing countries. It highlights multiple methodologies for quantifying the impact of ICTs. This includes quantitative and qualitative methods, but also novel, conclusive and informative methodological approaches for measuring ICTs influence on economic development. The book highlights trends, perspectives, and success stories for different developing countries. ICTs bring new business models, innovations, capital-labor substitution, improved goods and services to developing markets. Because they can spread rapidly, with little cost and require minimal skills for usage, ICTs create a solid background for social and economic gains. They enable significant reduction in information asymmetries, which improves access to economic activities for multitude of agents, fostering participation, inter alias in labor market of disadvantaged societal groups. After almost two decades of rapid diffusion of ICT in developing world, this book seeks to assess the real benefits and consequences of ICTs adoption in developing countries. The chapters use broad, real-world based evidence to provide a better understanding of the precise nature of new technologies and their impact of the country`s economy and society. 


Information and Communication Technology ICT Economic Development Sustainable Economy ICT Deployment ICTs for Development Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Editors and affiliations

  • Harleen Kaur
    • 1
  • Ewa Lechman
    • 2
  • Adam Marszk
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSchool of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Hamdard UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Faculty of Management and EconomicsGdańsk University of TechnologyGdańskPoland
  3. 3.Faculty of Management and EconomicsGdańsk University of TechnologyGdańskPoland

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