Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)


Can E-Government Practices and Ease of Doing Business Ensure Higher Inward Foreign Direct Investment? A Panel Study of Asean Region

Author(s): Narentheren Kaliappen, Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani, Kittisak Jermsittiparsert, Ahmad Harakan

 E-government involves the application of latest and innovations while the provision of services and other information provision and management systems. Doing business is the index by World Bank that shows the easiness of doing business in a particular country. Inward FDI is very important for the improvement of economy of a country. This study is aimed to study the impact of e-government practices adoption and ease of doing businesses on inward foreign direct investment in various countries of ASEAN region. Other than these variables, two control variables i.e., public industry contribution in GDP and private industry contribution in GDP have also been taken under consideration. The studies from the past have been discussed in literature review section as they may be significant for generating various hypotheses. In order to conduct an effective research, data about the several variables of our study has been collected from ASEAN countries consisting of 26 years. After application of several techniques and approaches to test various variables and their respective data, the first major hypotheses of this study regarding the impact of e-government has been rejected. However, the other hypothesis has been accepted along with the impact of control variables, public sector contribution in GDP and private sector contribution in GDP.

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