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Las nuevas tecnologías y la competitividad industrial
[New technologies and industrial competiveness]

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  • Mas, Matilde
  • Quesada, Javier
  • Robledo, Juan Carlos

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This article analyses the role of the new technologies in the competitiveness of Spanish industry. We exclude the energy factor and focus our attention on the impact of the ICT capital services (hardware, software and telecommunications)on the productivity of the manufacturing sectors, as well as their contribution to the rise in productivity of the Spanish economy as a whole. We conclude that penetration of the ICTs is still limited and lower in the manufacturing industry than in the services, so it is not surprising that their beneficial fruits are not yet visible.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15826.

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Date of creation: 2007
Date of revision: 2007
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15826

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Keywords: new technologies; ICT capital; productivity; growth;

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  1. Dale W. Jorgenson & Kevin J. Stiroh, 2000. "Raising the Speed Limit: U.S. Economic Growth in the Information Age," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 31(1), pages 125-236.
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