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Investments in ICT-capital and economic performance of small and medium scale enterprises in East Africa

Shyamal Chowdhury ()

Journal of International Development, 2006, vol. 18, issue 4, 533-552

Abstract: In this paper, we focused on whether investments in ICTs could cause any increases in a firm's performance. We constructed a data set for two East African countries-Kenya and Tanzania for small and medium scale enterprises and focused on three performance indicators-internal rate of return, labour productivity and domestic and export market expansion. Findings of this paper suggested that investments in ICT have a positive impact on general market expansion. However, it has a negative impact on labour productivity, and such investment does not have any significant impact on the firm's return nor does it determine the firm's exporter (non-exporter) status. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Date: 2006
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DOI: 10.1002/jid.1250

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