Information Society: Statistical Profiles and Development Stages

  • Kateryna Kononova
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


Information-Communication Technologies (ICT) are the general technology impacting the economy universally. The analysis of these processes was done within the framework of the Information Society concept. Standard statistical indicators had been insufficient to evaluate its development, so it was proposed to calculate the composite ICT Development Index (IDI). IDI ranges from 0 to 1. The top ten countries are headed by Korea. Its IDI is 8.4; Chad scored the lowest – 0.83. This indicates a significant gap in Information Society development between the countries. On the one hand, this could be explained by the model of the index constructing, on the other, ICT implementation is directly influenced by their value. Nevertheless, the level of IDI in the CIS countries is higher than expected, taking into account their income per capita. This indicates that national strategies can facilitate their transition to the Information Society (IS). These strategies should be coordinated with the current level of ICT implementation and economic development. Therefore, the objective of the study was to form the priorities for IS strategy according to the particular stage of its development. To define these stages statistically we set the following tasks: to create a list of the indicators, to analyze statistical data, and to identify the clusters of the countries which are on the same IS stage.


Information Society Data Mining Method Mobile Cellular Subscriber Information Society Development Kohonen Neuron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National UniversityKharkivUkraine

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