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Information Technology and Productivity: Evidence From India's Manufacturing Sector

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  • Vinoj Abraham
  • K.J. Joseph

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An attempt is made at addressing the question about how has India fared in terms of harnessing this technology for enhancing manufacturing productivity. issue by analyzing an unpublished data set on the investment in computers and software at the industry level made available by the CSO. [Wp No. 389].

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  • Vinoj Abraham & K.J. Joseph, 2008. "Information Technology and Productivity: Evidence From India's Manufacturing Sector," Working Papers id:1418, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Vinoj Abraham, 2010. "The Effect of Information Technology on Wage Inequality: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Sector," Working Papers id:3180, eSocialSciences.
    2. Mahesh Sarma & Venni Venkata Krishna, 2008. "State and the software: public policies in the shaping of the Indian software sector," The Service Industries Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(1), pages 25-42, August.

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    Keywords

    IT; services; total factor productivity; output; India; data; software; industry; CSO; technology; investment; computers; sector; manufacturing productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology

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