Multivariate and Geospatial Analysis of ICT Utilization in Africa
Track: Statistical Analysis
Authors: Avijit Sarkar, Jeremy Johnson, James Pick
We examine differences in information and communication technology (ICT) utilization among African nations. Our conceptual model posits five dependent ICT use variables to be associated with eighteen demographic, socio-economic, education, societal openness, infrastructure and tariff variables. Dependent variables are spatially analyzed to determine patterns of agglomeration or randomness, and regression residuals are tested for the presence of spatial bias. Policy implications are discussed.