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Las nuevas tecnologías y la competitividad industrial
[New technologies and industrial competiveness]


  • Mas, Matilde
  • Quesada, Javier
  • Robledo, Juan Carlos


This article analyses the role of the new technologies in the competitiveness of Spanish industry. We exclude the energy factor and focus our attention on the impact of the ICT capital services (hardware, software and telecommunications)on the productivity of the manufacturing sectors, as well as their contribution to the rise in productivity of the Spanish economy as a whole. We conclude that penetration of the ICTs is still limited and lower in the manufacturing industry than in the services, so it is not surprising that their beneficial fruits are not yet visible.

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  • Mas, Matilde & Quesada, Javier & Robledo, Juan Carlos, 2007. "Las nuevas tecnologías y la competitividad industrial
    [New technologies and industrial competiveness]
    ," MPRA Paper 15826, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15826

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    new technologies; ICT capital; productivity; growth;

    JEL classification:

    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe


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