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Digitalization of economy is the key factor behind fourth industrial revolution: how G7 countries are overcoming with the financing issues?

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Yuan, S and Musibau, HO and Genc, SY and Shaheen, R and Ameen, A and Tan, Z, Digitalization of economy is the key factor behind fourth industrial revolution: how G7 countries are overcoming with the financing issues?, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 165 Article 120533. ISSN 0040-1625 (2021) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120533

Abstract

The digitalization role in economy has increased over the years, particularly after the arrival of the industrial revolution 4.0. This paper aims to examine the impact of digitalization in the economy on technological innovation in the presence of business financed R&D expenditures, income, and financial risk for G7 economies for the time period 1990 to 2017. This endeavor uses recently developed econometric approaches, which are superior to traditional first-generation econometric methods. The results show a long-run stable relationship between technological innovation and its determinants (such as digital economy, bank financing R&D expenditure, GDP, and financial risk). Moreover, the digital economy, bank financing R&D expenditures, and financial risk are important factors responsible for technological innovation in G7 countries. This study has meaningful policy implications for decision-makers in designing their policies related to the digital economy, bank financing, and technological innovation in G7 countries. The cost of innovation is significantly high, for which bank finance is sufficiently required. However, due to the high financial risk firms, banks often reluctant to finance innovative ideas. Hence, for nurturing technology through digitalization in economy and business financed R&D expenditure, financial risk must be minimized.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:R&D expenditure, business finance, digitalization, industrial revolution 4.0, technological innovation, G7 countries
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Applied economics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management and productivity not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Musibau, HO (Mr Hammed Musibau)
ID Code:152489
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2022-08-19
Last Modified:2022-08-29
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