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E-commerce and efficiency at the firm level

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  • Quirós Romero, Cipriano
  • Rodríguez Rodríguez, Diego

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This paper addresses the effect of Internet use on efficiency heterogeneity among firms. It uses a rich dataset for Spanish manufacturing firms in the period 2000-2005. The empirical framework is based on the simultaneous specification of stochastic frontier and inefficiency effects. The results suggest that, after controlling for additional sources of heterogeneity, e-buying process has a positive influence on firm efficiency. However, it becomes non-significant in the case of e-selling. These results are compared with those obtained in previous empirical papers.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Production Economics.

Volume (Year): 126 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 299-305

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Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:126:y:2010:i:2:p:299-305

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Keywords: E-commerce Efficiency Stochastic frontier;

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  1. Ramanathan, Ramakrishnan & Ramanathan, Usha & Hsiao, Hsieh-Ling, 2012. "The impact of e-commerce on Taiwanese SMEs: Marketing and operations effects," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 140(2), pages 934-943.
  2. Marco Cioppi, 2013. "The role of web communication to enhance the value of retail trade in small cities," The International Journal of Economic Behavior - IJEB, Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, vol. 3(1), pages 127-145, December.
  3. Nguyen, Hong-Oanh, 2013. "Critical factors in e-business adoption: Evidence from Australian transport and logistics companies," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 146(1), pages 300-312.

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