ZEW Economic Studies

Computers and Productivity

How Firms Make a General Purpose Technology Work

Authors: Hempell, Thomas

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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) create potentials for considerable productivity gains and for higher economic growth. However, ICTs also pose varied challenges to firms in order to benefit from these potentials. Highlighting the importance of innovations, firm-sponsored training, and recruitment of high-skilled workers, this monograph analyses why and to what extent firms differ in their capabilities to make ICT work productively. The work also comprises a detailed discussion of economic theory concerning ICT use and complementary firm strategies. In addition it provides a comprehensive treatment of various methodological issues concerning the measurement of firm-level productivity in econometric analyses.

 

 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computers and Productivity
Book Subtitle
How Firms Make a General Purpose Technology Work
Authors
Series Title
ZEW Economic Studies
Series Volume
33
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-1648-8
DOI
10.1007/3-7908-1648-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-1647-1
Series ISSN
1615-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 194
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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