Openness Sum of exports and Imports as a percentage of CDP Edu Cross enrolment ratio FIRST Human resources in science and technology percentage of active population from 1 5-74 years old INTuse
Internet users per 100 people Patents Resident patents per 1000000 people Name Source Indicator LP Total Economy Database Productivity CFCF World Bank (WDI) Non-ICT capital ICTS WITSA Digital Planet ICT capital EduS World Bank (WDI)/ Total Human Capita Economy Database RDS World Bank (WDI) Innovation capability Trade.
Our analysis using SEM for the general model -- which includes, in addition to the measurement model, the estimates of the effects among the factors measured -- shows that motivational factors MNG (SMEs with an owner manager/CEO who is highly motivated about Internet use) have a significant indirect effect on business growth (GRO) through INTUSE (see Figure 2).
Again, both factors, experience in Internet use (EXP) and CEO motivation (MNG), show significant effects on INTUSE, and as a consequence they have indirect effects on growth (GRO).
This result should be expected, as the effect of TEC on GRO by INTUSE is essentially indirect and positive.