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    The Global Competitiveness of Thailand: An Empirical Analysis of the ASEAN Community 

    John,Varughese K.; Duangta Duangekanog; Asawin Wichayachakorn; Nithiphong Vikitset (AU-eJIR, 2017-07-01)

    The current rate of technological expansion and the globalization of markets have made countries to be more competitive for their economic growth and prosperity. The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) is a measure computed by the World Economic Forum every year since 1979 on the basis of 12 pillars of economic and human growth indicators. 138 world countries are included in the GCI 2016-17 and these countries accounts for 98% of the world GDP. Thailand is the third major economy among the ASEAN community and it is classified as ‘Efficiency ...
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    A Panel Data Model on e-Business Development of Nations 

    John,Varughese K. (e-CASE & e-Tech Fall 2017, Seoul, S. Korea, 2017-09-05)

    e-Business development has become a key factor for the sustainable economic growth and development of any nation in this new era of digital revolution. This is a macro level study based on the hypothesis that the e-business development of a nation can be predicted on the basis of four independent estimators, namely, 1) Country Characteristics; 2) Business Sophistication; 3) Technological Readiness; and 4) e-Government Support. A panel data of five years (2012-2016) relating to 132 world countries were collected and analyzed. The objective of the ...