Digital Economic Division
Attention to the digital economy development is one of the priorities and is considered one of the most critical infrastructures of countries' economic systems. Don Tapscott first introduced the digital economy in 1995. So far, no clear definition of the digital economy explained in the literature. But in general, this concept will be related to businesses that focus on emerging technologies. Emerging technologies support these businesses' operations and provide a platform for them to grow while connecting businesses better and faster through these technologies. The development of emerging technologies in the economy will reduce costs, provide new business opportunities, increase economic transparency, and cause the importing of currency to the country.
The Country's Capacities and Advantages:
According to Oxford Economics, the digital economy considers 15.5 percent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or about 11.5 trillion dollars. According to statistics, the digital economy share in Iran's GDP is about 6.5 percent, and estimates show this share is about 30 billion dollars. Considering the ratio of 1 percent of Iran's population to the world, revenues in this area can reach about 155 billion dollars. That is one-third of Iran's GDP. With the advantage of talented, specialized, and motivated human resources in the field of new businesses and the country's need for economic change, it seems that Iran will have high potential in the development of this field.