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Organizational Redesign, Information Technologies and Workplace Productivity

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  • Dostie, Benoit

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    (HEC Montreal)

  • Jayaraman, Rajshri

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    (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT))

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Using a large longitudinal, nationally representative workplace-level dataset, we explore the productivity gains associated with computer use and organizational redesign. The empirical strategy involves the estimation of a production function, augmented to account for technology use and organizational design, correcting for unobserved heterogeneity. We find large returns associated with computer use. We also find that computer use and organizational redesign may be complements or substitutes in production, and that the productivity gains associated with organizational redesign are industry-specific.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3612.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2008
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Publication status: published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy, 2012, 12.1, Article 4.
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Keywords: information technologies; productivity; workplace practices; linked employer-employee data;

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