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The article analyzes the processes of countries convergence on the information and communications technology development from 2000 to 2016 years. The study tests the hypothesis of σ-convergence, β-convergence (absolute and conditional) and convergence clubs. The dependent variable is the share of Internet users in the total population. Comprehensive evaluation showed that: a) there are σ-convergence and β-convergence on the information technology development in the world; b) the hypothesis of the stable convergence clubs is not confirmed. The geographical distribution of countries according to the information and communications technology level is presented, and the conclusion is made that there is the very high probability of the present digital economy outsider countries to retain into the lowest (first quintile) group after a decade, while the leaders in the field of digital transformation will remain their positions.
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