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The Impact of Investment in IT on Economic Performance: Implications for Developing Countries

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  • Rouben Indjikain

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    (E-Commerce Branch, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Donald S. Siegel

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    (Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY 12180-3590, USA)

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This paper reviews quantitative and qualitative evidence on the impact of IT on economic performance in developed and developing countries. Two strands of this literature are considered: the IT-productivity connection and the effects of IT on labor composition and the work environment. Policy implications for developing countries are considered.

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Paper provided by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Economics in its series Rensselaer Working Papers in Economics with number 0414.

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