The objective of this study is to aggregate the published data and information on global information technology (GIT) issues in various nations around the world to gain some insights into common factors or determinants that may have significant impact or influence on their ranking. Using cluster analysis on a sample of ranked IT issues from 16 different countries and regions of the world a model of the global IT environment suggested by Palvia and Palvia (1996) is partially supported. The data basically suggests an alignment between the level of economic development of a nation and the importance of various types of IT issues
Palvia, Prashant C.; Whitworth, James E.; Basu, Choton; and Bielli, Paola, "A Study of Global Information Technology Key Issues: Influence of a Nations Level of Economic Development" (1997). AMCIS 1997 Proceedings. 27.