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Information Technology and Productivity: Evidence From India's Manufacturing Sector

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  • Vinoj Abraham
  • K.J. Joseph

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An attempt is made at addressing the question about how has India fared in terms of harnessing this technology for enhancing manufacturing productivity. issue by analyzing an unpublished data set on the investment in computers and software at the industry level made available by the CSO. [Wp No. 389].

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Keywords: IT; services; total factor productivity; output; India; data; software; industry; CSO; technology; investment; computers; sector; manufacturing productivity;

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  1. Vinoj Abraham, 2010. "The Effect of Information Technology on Wage Inequality: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Sector," Working Papers id:3180, eSocialSciences.

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