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cf. the chapter on "Impact" - what is the % of gdp increase once internet is deployed?
cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_economy#Impact I'd like to kick start and ask for help to work this out: e.g. I see a lot of numbers and % in this publication: http://www.mckinsey.com/features/sizing_the_internet_economy but they're not clear enough to me: e.g. "
The Internet accounts for 3.4 percent of overall GDP in the 13 nations studied. More than half of that impact arises from private consumption, primarily online purchases and advertising. An additional 29 percent flows from investments by private-sector companies in servers, software, and communications equipment. The Internet economy, now larger than that of Spain, surpasses global industry sectors such as agriculture and energy."
What is the 29%? I have to add that to the 3.4%? So that's the size of the internet economy. But how much growth does it help leverage? It doesn't say anything about that, right? I'm downloading the study to see if I can find more. I have high hopes, the title is: "Internet matters, the net's sweeping impact on growth, jobs and prosperity." Help is appreciated. --SvenAERTS (talk) 13:14, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
I did a complete rewrite to give this article a new start. Please take it for what it is: a start, and please feel free to develop it further. I used some key reference documents, but there is infinitely more. Thanks Rmarsden (talk) 21:51, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
Dr. Singh's comment on this article
Dr. Singh has reviewed this Wikipedia page, and provided us with the following comments to improve its quality:
I have found the term "digital economy" used in a 1991 book. Tapscott may have popularized the term, but I do not think it can be claimed that he coined it. Indeed, the first paragraph is simply marketing for the book, rather than an objective introduction. The Mesenbourg (2001) classification is also obsolete, and the following sentence only hints at what the scope of the term can be. The Negroponte reference is important, and almost should come first, and be better integrated. Overall, the first section is poor.
The second and third sections are also quite poor.
We hope Wikipedians on this talk page can take advantage of these comments and improve the quality of the article accordingly.
Dr. Singh has published scholarly research which seems to be relevant to this Wikipedia article:
- Reference : Jake Kendall & Nirvikar Singh & Kristin Williams & Yan Zhou & P.D. Kaushik, 2007. "Network Economics and the Digital Divide in Rural India," Working Papers 07-29, NET Institute, revised Sep 2007.