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The Adoption of ICT: Firm-Level Evidence from Irish Manufacturing Industries

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  • Stefanie Haller

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

  • Iulia Traistaru-Siedschlag

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

Abstract

This paper examines factors driving ICT adoption at firm level. We use a novel data set including information on ICT and e-commerce in Irish manufacturing firms over the period 2001-2004 and estimate a model derived from the new technology adoption literature that relates ICT adoption indicators to two sets of factors: characteristics of firms and characteristics of the environment in which firms operate. Our research results indicate that the adoption of ICT in Irish manufacturing has been uneven across firms, industries and space. On average, other things equal, firms with more skilled workers, operating in ICT producing and ICT using industries, located in the capital city region have been relatively more successful in adopting and using ICT. To a certain extent, patterns of ICT adoption have been different for domestic and foreign-owned firms, in particular with respect to the effects of international competitive pressure and firm size.

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Paper provided by Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in its series Papers with number WP204.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2007
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Keywords: ICT adoption; Human capital; Industrial structure; Information spillovers;

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  1. Paolo Guerrieri & Matteo Lucani & Valentina Meliciani, 2010. "The Determinants of Investment in Information and Communication Technologies," Bruges European Economic Research Papers 16, European Economic Studies Department, College of Europe.
  2. Franck Barry, 2013. "The Knowledge Economy, Economic Transformations and ICT: Regional Dynamics in the Deployment Phase. Case study: Southern and Eastern Ireland," JRC-IPTS Working Papers JRC83549, Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre.
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