Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Information technology, organization, and productivity in the public sector: evidence from police departments

Garicano, Luis and Heaton, Paul (2007) Information technology, organization, and productivity in the public sector: evidence from police departments. CEPDP, 826. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 9780853280873

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (307kB) | Preview
Identification Number: 826

Abstract

We examine how information technology (IT) contributes to organizational change, labor demand, and improved productivity in the public sector using a new panel data set of police departments covering 1987-2003. While IT adoption is associated with increased administrative and organizational complexity and use of more highly educated officers, IT itself does not appear to enhance crimefighting effectiveness. These results are robust to various methods for controlling for agency-level characteristics and the endogeneity of IT use. IT investments do, however, appear to improve police productivity when complemented with particular management practices–in this case, those associated with the Compstat program.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2007 the authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Management
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2008 16:03
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2012 17:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/19686

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics