African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4137

Full Length Research Paper

Information and communication technology and the exploration of regional economic information: an analysis of the economic strategy of the regional investment center of Agadir, Souss-Massa Region, Morocco

Khalid Benamara
  • Khalid Benamara
  • University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, France.
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Abdelkader Hermas
  • Abdelkader Hermas
  • Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco.
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Said Chakouk
  • Said Chakouk
  • Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Mohamed V University, Morocco.
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  •  Received: 15 November 2016
  •  Accepted: 10 July 2017
  •  Published: 14 September 2017


Communication has long been considered in light of social facts, territory and economic development. The techniques and practices it involves gradually cover the regional scope. The examination of this convergence is necessary not only in terms of the empirical approach that framework the appearance and development of information and communication technology, but also in terms of the practices engendered. From this perspective, the ultimate goal of the region, established in Morocco in 1997, is to stimulate its economy in order to create investment opportunities. The regional investment center (RIC), an organization undertaking development at the regional level, has a leading role in networking economic information, thus exerting a direct impact on the mobility of businesses locally.

Key words: Information, communication, region, investment, enterprise.