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On the Relation Between Organisational Practices and New Technologies: the Role of (Time Based) Competition

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  • Philippe Askenazy
  • David Thesmar
  • Mathias Thoenig

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This article studies some aspects of organisation choice while explicitly accounting for the fact that firms compete on the product market. Firms compete by introducing drastic innovations, while organisation choice results from a tradeoff between productive efficiency and reactivity. We show that the adoption of information technologies and the choice of reactive organisations are complements via an industry-level equilibrium effect. This view contrasts with the existing literature which emphasises the existence of similar complementarities "at the firm level". Consistently with our model, we find that industry-level, rather than firm-level, diffusion of information technologies explains firms' organisational practices. Copyright 2006 Royal Economic Society.

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  • Philippe Askenazy & David Thesmar & Mathias Thoenig, 2006. "On the Relation Between Organisational Practices and New Technologies: the Role of (Time Based) Competition," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 116(508), pages 128-154, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:116:y:2006:i:508:p:128-154
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    1. Daron Acemoglu & Philippe Aghion & Claire Lelarge & John Van Reenen & Fabrizio Zilibotti, 2007. "Technology, Information, and the Decentralization of the Firm," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 122(4), pages 1759-1799.
    2. Philippe Askenazy & Julien Grenet, 2009. "Les managers français connaissent-ils leurs entreprises ? Les leçons de l’enquête REPONSE," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 421(1), pages 53-82.
    3. repec:bla:indres:v:56:y:2017:i:2:p:263-292 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Ben aoun, Leila & Dubrocard, Anne, 2010. "TIC, innovation et effets perçus dans les entreprises luxembourgeoises
      [ICT, Innovation and perceived effects in Luxembourgish firms]
      ," MPRA Paper 28375, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Maria Guadalupe & Julie M. Wulf, 2008. "The Flattening Firm and Product Market Competition: The Effect of Trade Liberalization," Harvard Business School Working Papers 09-067, Harvard Business School.

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