ICT and productivity in service industries in Colombia
AbstractThis paper analyzes the determinants of labor productivity in the services firms of Colombia. In particular, we examine the relation between information and communication technologies –ICT– (in terms of investment and use) and productivity. The study finds that ICT investment and use jointly increase labor productivity in about 18% on average. The empirical evidence supports the hypothesis that ICT technological resources (both in equipment investment and ICT use), together with non-ICT capital, training, and the proportion of foreign capital and permanent workers are the main determinants of productivity increase in the Colombian services firms
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía in its journal LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA.
Volume (Year): (2012)
Issue (Month): 77 ()
Postal: Lecturas de Economía, Departamento de Economía, Calle 67, 53-108, Medellin 050010, Colombia.
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- L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services
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- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
- L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
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