ECONOMIC GROWTH, E-GOVERNMENT, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION DURING COVID-19: A PANEL ANALYSIS OF SELECTED ASIAN ECONOMIES

Authors

  • Thanaporn Sriyakul, Thitinan Chankoson, Khunanan Sukpasjaroen Faculty of Business Administration, Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand

Keywords:

Economic growth, e-government, environmental degradation, governance issues, covid-19

Abstract

Covid-19 has brought economic and environmental concerns to ASEAN nations. Thailand and Indonesia's financial difficulties and environmental deterioration worsened due to the deployment of government resources to a medical emergency. This study examines Thailand and Indonesia's economic growth, e-government, and environmental damage during covid-19. In this study, secondary data is employed to determine the findings. The study indicates that Thailand and Indonesia must improve their e-government performance to achieve sustainable economic growth and environmental conservation. This analysis utilized secondary data sources. During this investigation, the years 2017 to 2020 are considered. The outcomes of this study revealed that it is the responsibility of the government in every country to safeguard the environment since economic freedom ensures economic sustainability. Similarly, the results of this study indicate that e-government practices in ASEAN countries, particularly Indonesia and Thailand, should be improved to reduce environmental degradation in the country. The scope of this study is limited to public sector departments and the governments of Thailand and Indonesia. This study's conclusions have theoretical and practical implications for strengthening the body of knowledge and the effectiveness of government machinery to improve the government sector. This study also shows the next areas of literature research in this field.

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Published

2022-11-13