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ICT Use and Productivity: A Synthesis from Studies of Australian Firms

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    The increased use of information and communications technology (ICT) has helped to raise Australia’s productivity growth, according to a new Commission study. It has enabled firms to innovate in what they do and how they do it. ICT Use and Productivity: A Synthesis from Studies of Australian Firms concludes that the stronger growth in the use of ICT in the second half of the 1990s added up to 1/2 a percentage point in the acceleration in annual labour productivity growth, principally as firms used additional ICT in place of additional labour.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Development and Comp Systems with number 0410005.

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    Date of creation: 05 Oct 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0410005

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    Keywords: ABS; Australian Bureau of Statistics; Business; DITR Department of Industry; Tourism and Resources; ICTs; Information and Communication Technologies; OECD; Productivity;

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    1. Centre for the Study of Living Standards, 2005. "What Explains the Canada-US ICT Investment Intensity Gap?," CSLS Research Reports 2005-06, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
    2. Thierry Tressel, 2008. "Does Technological Diffusion Explain Australia's Productivity Performance?," IMF Working Papers 08/4, International Monetary Fund.

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