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Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies and New Organizational Practices in the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector

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  • Adel Ben Youssef

    (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
    GREDEG CNRS)

  • Walid Hadhri

    (Université de Tunis)

  • Hatem Mhenni

    (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Tunis
    Université de la Manouba)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between the adoption of Information Technologies (IT) and the adoption of New Organizational Practices (NOP) in the context of an emerging country (Tunisia). Based on face-to-face questionnaire, to a random sample of 175 Tunisian manufactures, and using an ordered logit model, our empirical results show a significant link between IT adoption and NOP. We show that the complementarity is strengthened when the technology evolves. Adoption and usage of latest technologies are pushed by the prior adoption of NOP.

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  • Adel Ben Youssef & Walid Hadhri & Hatem Mhenni, 2014. "Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies and New Organizational Practices in the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector," GREDEG Working Papers 2014-31, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
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    1. Adel Ben Youssef & Walid Hadhri & Téja Meharzi, 2015. "Adoption of Cloud Computingin Emerging Countries: The Role of the Absorptive Capacity," Post-Print halshs-01302772, HAL.

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    Keywords

    ICT adoption; ICT usage; Ordred Logit Model; New Organizational Practices;

    JEL classification:

    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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