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U.S. Productivity and Electronic Processes in Manufacturing

  • B.K. Atrostic
  • John Gates

Recent studies argue that the use of information technology is a significant source of U.S. productivity growth. Official U.S. data on this use have been scarce. New official data on the use of electronic business processes (business processes such as procurement, payroll, inventory, etc.,conducted over computer networks) in the manufacturing sector of the United States were recently released. Preliminary estimates based on these data are consistent with some results in the literature. However, they also raise questions requiring additional detailed micro data analysis.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau in its series Working Papers with number 01-11.

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Date of creation: Oct 2001
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Handle: RePEc:cen:wpaper:01-11
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