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ICT adoption and diffusion in italian manufactoring firms


  • Antonio Acconcia
  • Claudia Cantabene
  • Alfredo Del Monte


This paper sets out the results of econometric analysis carried out on a closed sample of 519 Italian manufacturing firms in order to determine which variables affected the probability of a firm investing in ICT in the period 2001-03, and which variables have an impact on the level of ICT investment. The estimates bear out a great many of the theoretical predictions and empirical findings, while also casting new light on the role of vertical integration in accounting for higher levels of ICT investment

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  • Antonio Acconcia & Claudia Cantabene & Alfredo Del Monte, 2008. "ICT adoption and diffusion in italian manufactoring firms," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0098, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
  • Handle: RePEc:rtr:wpaper:0098

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    1. Hollenstein, Heinz, 2004. "Determinants of the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT): An empirical analysis based on firm-level data for the Swiss business sector," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 15(3), pages 315-342, September.
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    Firm organisation; Information and Communication Technologies; Vertical Integration;

    JEL classification:

    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General


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