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The Effect of Organizational Innovation and Information Technology on Firm Performance

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  • Gu, Wulong
  • Gera, Surendra

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This paper examines the issue of whether investment in information and communication technologies, combined with organizational changes and worker skills, contribute to better performance in Canadian firms.

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis in its series The Canadian Economy in Transition with number 2004007e.

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Date of creation: 12 Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp1e:2004007e

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Keywords: Business and government Internet use; Information and communications technology; Innovation; Labour; Science and technology; Workplace organization; innovation; performance;

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Cited by:
  1. Meyer, Jenny, 2008. "The Adoption of New Technologies and the Age Structure of the Workforce," ZEW Discussion Papers, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research 08-045, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  2. MOTHE Caroline & NGUYEN Thi Thuc Uyen, 2011. "Do firms rely on sources of information for organizational innovation?," CEPS/INSTEAD Working Paper Series 2011-39, CEPS/INSTEAD.
  3. Petr Hanel, 2007. "Productivity and innovation: an overview of the issues," Cahiers de recherche, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke 07-22, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.
  4. Richard Dion & Robert Fay, 2008. "Understanding Productivity: A Review of Recent Technical Research," Discussion Papers 08-3, Bank of Canada.
  5. Evangelista, Rinaldo & Vezzani, Antonio, 2010. "The economic impact of technological and organizational innovations. A firm-level analysis," Research Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 39(10), pages 1253-1263, December.

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