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Determinants of ICT adoption: evidence from firm-level data

  • Stefanie Haller
  • Iulia Siedschlag

We analyse factors driving inter- and intra-firm diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) using data from Irish manufacturing firms over the period 2001 to 2004. We find that the path of ICT diffusion has been uneven across firms, industries and space, which is consistent with the theory of new technology adoption. Our results suggest that firms that are larger, younger, fast growing, skill-intensive, export-intensive and firms located in the capital city region have been relatively more successful in adopting and using ICT. We find positive technology spillovers from firms that have adopted ICT located in the same industry and region.

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Volume (Year): 43 (2011)
Issue (Month): 26 ()
Pages: 3775-3788

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