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Working Paper 08-02 - ICT contribution to economic performance in Belgium: preliminary evidence -revision of WP 7-02

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  • Chantal Kegels
  • Mary Van Overbeke
  • Willem Van Zandweghe

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Information and communication technologies (ict) have become a significant economic activity in most industrialised countries, as well as an important engine of innovation. Despite the recent sharp decline in technology stocks, the closure of thousands of “dot com” firms around the world and the slump in the ict equipment industry, ict still account for a substantial contribution to output growth in most oecd countries. ict are currently recognised as one of the key factors boosting productivity growth and hence business sector competitiveness.

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Paper provided by Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium in its series Working Papers with number 0208.

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Date of creation: 08 Oct 2002
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Handle: RePEc:fpb:wpaper:0208

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