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Computers and Productivity How Firms Make a General Purpose Technology Work

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ISBN-10: 3790816477

ISBN-13: 9783790816471

Edition: 2006

Authors: Thomas Hempell

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $99.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Physica-Verlag
Publication date: 11/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 194
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
Impacts of ICT as a general purpose technology
Contributions of ICT to firm productivity
ICT productivity and innovations
ICT productivity and human capital investments
Conclusions