Presentation and Analysis of Structural Conceptual Model for Economic and Social Impact Promotion of ICT: Case Study (Countries below the Level of Global Performance Network Readiness
Ali Reza Sayad Sarabestany
Abstract: Capabilities and competitive operation of countries in changeable and dynamic environmental conditions are affected strongly by stable application of ICT. Countries which employed ICT in their main capabilities, have significant differences comparing to other countries regarding economic and social change and development. So, analysis of effective factors on obtained effect from ICT in country territories which are in lower level of global operation regarding taking ICT revolution, is highly significant. This study suggested a model to analyze environmental impacts (political and regulatory environment and innovation) and promote economic and social impacts of ICT by government and business use of ICT. Furthermore, indirect impact of environmental effects on economic and social impacts of ICT was assessed. In this study, these relationships were evaluated by using data related to 51 countries which are in the lower level of global range of network readiness. Results indicated that political and regulatory environment and business environment and innovation affected positively and significantly on government and business use of ICT. Government and business use of ICT affected positively and significantly on economic and social impacts of ICT. The presented model helps mentioned countries to comprehend better the relationship among global criteria for promoting and developing economic and social impacts of ICT and makes them more influential than management.