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El efecto de las tecnologías digitales en la competitividad de la empresa española./The effect of digital technologies in the spanish firm competitivenses



    () (Fundación SEPI y Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.)


Este artículo analiza la incidencia de la irrupción de las tecnologías digitales sobre la competitividad internacional de las empresas manufactureras a partir de estimaciones mediante Mínimos Cuadrados Ordinarios. Los resultados obtenidos muestran una mayor capacidad exportadora de las empresas que, con un mayor uso de herramientas de Internet y presencia en mercados TIC, realizan un mayor esfuerzo innovador. Así mismo, se aprecia un impacto positivo de la productividad que coincide con la aparición de las tecnologías de la TIC. This paper analyses the impact of the irruption of the digital technologies on the international competitiveness of the Spanish manufacturer firms through ordinary least square estimations. The results show a higher export capacity on those firms that exert a higher effort on innovation, using more intensively Internet tools and trading in ICT markets. Furthermore, there is evidence of a positive incidence of the productivity that coincides with the emergence of the ICT.

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  • Díaz Chao, A., 2003. "El efecto de las tecnologías digitales en la competitividad de la empresa española./The effect of digital technologies in the spanish firm competitivenses," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 21, pages 521-534, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:21_3_7

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    Information and communication technologies; Competitiveness; Manufacturer Industry.;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General


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