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Exploring the nexus between information and communications technology, tourism and growth in Fiji
Tourism Economics (2012)
  • Ronald R Kumar
  • Radika Kumar
Abstract
With annual data for the period 1980-2008, the authors explore the nexus between information and communications technology (ICT), tourism and growth in Fiji's economy. A growth equation estimation using the bounds test shows that tourism contributes about 0.23% in the long run and 0.19% in the short run, and ICT contributions are 1.07% and 0.89%, respectively. The Granger causality test reveals a unidirectional causality going from capital stock to ICT, ICT to tourism and real per capita GDP to tourism. Hence, the study finds that ICT investment and tourism market development are crucial for Fiji's growth and development.
Keywords
  • tourism development,
  • ICT,
  • economic growth,
  • bounds test,
  • Granger causality,
  • Fiji
Publication Date
April, 2012
Citation Information
Ronald R Kumar and Radika Kumar. "Exploring the nexus between information and communications technology, tourism and growth in Fiji" Tourism Economics Vol. 18 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ronald_ravinesh_kumar/14/