نوع مقاله : پژوهشی
This paper studies the relationship between information consuming, national development and information production. The Methodology of research is correlation. Statistical community is consisted of developed and developing countries having - respectively -- the highest and the lowest degree of national development indicators, plus Iran. The correlation between GNP-per capita and some national development indicators (book circulation, newspaper circulation, number of Internet connections, number of the literate, and number of higher education students) are studied. The results show that GNP-per capita is positively and significantly correlated with book circulation, newspaper circulation, number of Internet connections, number of the literate, and number of higher education students. Studying the relationship between GNP-per capita and the total number of papers indexed in the three studied databases (Eric, Agris, and Medline) show a positive and meaningful correlation. In most of Scandinavian countries, the rate of development indicators are high, and the mount of information production and consumption in this countries are higher, comparing to other regions.
Keywords: GNP, Information production, Information Consumption
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