THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AS PRODUCTION FACTOR IN THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
Keywords:Information and Communication Technology, Information Society, Knowledge Economy, Production Factors.
AbstractThis article aims to assess the ICT as a production factor in the Knowledge Economy. Therefore, the modified production function of Robert Solow was, which adds to the neoclassical version the technological developments, was used. Was considered with factor A the percentage of internet use in households. In Brazil, whose percentage of Internet use is 54.2%, the multiplier effect of labor was 38.4%. Compared to countries where the percentage exceeds 90%, the multiplier effect exceeds 60%. Thus, we emphasize the importance of digital inclusion measures adopted by governments, companies and NGOs, so that the work factor is greater in the production function of Brazil.
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