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Technological and organizational capital: Where complementarities exist

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  • Tobias Stucki
  • Daniel Wochner

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This study analyzes the complementarities between technological and organizational capital within enterprises. Different components of technological and organizational capital exert distinct—and often opposed—forces on each other. Our empirical results show that greater employee voice promotes firm productivity when combined with information technology, but harms firm productivity when combined with communication technology. On the other hand, flexible work design is positively associated with communication technology and negatively associated with information technology.

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  • Tobias Stucki & Daniel Wochner, 2019. "Technological and organizational capital: Where complementarities exist," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(3), pages 458-487, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jemstr:v:28:y:2019:i:3:p:458-487
    DOI: 10.1111/jems.12269
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