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Information technology, organisational change and productivity growth: evidence from UK firms

Crespi, Gustavo, Criscuolo, Chiara ORCID: 0000-0002-0428-7884 and Haskel, Jonathan (2007) Information technology, organisational change and productivity growth: evidence from UK firms. CEPDP (783). London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK. ISBN 9780853281580

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We examine the relationships between productivity growth, IT investment and organisational change (∆O) using UK firm data. Consistent with the small number of other micro studies we find (a) IT appears to have high returns in a growth accounting sense when ∆O is omitted; when ∆O is included the IT returns are greatly reduced, (b) IT and ∆O interact in their effect on productivity growth, (c) non-IT investment and ∆O do not interact in their effect on productivity growth. Some new findings are (a) ∆O is affected by competition; (b) US-owned firms are much more likely to introduce ∆O relative to foreign owned firms who are more likely still relative to UK firms; (c) our predicted measured TFP growth slowdown for firms who are not doing ∆O and/or are in the early stages of IT investment compare well with the macro numbers documenting a UK measured TFP growth slowdown.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2007 the authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L22 - Firm Organization and Market Structure: Markets vs. Hierarchies; Vertical Integration; Conglomerates; Subsidiaries
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D24 - Production; Cost; Capital and Total Factor Productivity; Capacity
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development > O31 - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E22 - Capital; Investment (including Inventories); Capacity
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2008 13:44
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:42

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