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E-commerce and efficiency at the firm level

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  • Quirós Romero, Cipriano
  • Rodríguez Rodríguez, Diego

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This paper addresses the effect of Internet use on efficiency heterogeneity among firms. It uses a rich dataset for Spanish manufacturing firms in the period 2000-2005. The empirical framework is based on the simultaneous specification of stochastic frontier and inefficiency effects. The results suggest that, after controlling for additional sources of heterogeneity, e-buying process has a positive influence on firm efficiency. However, it becomes non-significant in the case of e-selling. These results are compared with those obtained in previous empirical papers.

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  • Quirós Romero, Cipriano & Rodríguez Rodríguez, Diego, 2010. "E-commerce and efficiency at the firm level," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 126(2), pages 299-305, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:126:y:2010:i:2:p:299-305
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