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Determinants of ICT adoption: Evidence from firm-level data. ESRI WP204. July 2007

Barrell, Ray and Fitz Gerald, John and Riley, Rebecca (2007) Determinants of ICT adoption: Evidence from firm-level data. ESRI WP204. July 2007. [Working Paper]

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    We analyse factors driving ICT adoption at firm level using data from Irish manufacturing firms over the period 2001-2004. Our results indicate that the adoption of ICT has been uneven across firms, industries and space. On average, other things equal, firms with more skilled workers, firms operating in ICT-producing and ICT-using industries, and firms located in the capital city region have been relatively more successful in adopting and using ICT. We find positive technology spillovers from firms that have adopted ICT located in the same region and industry. To a certain extent, patterns of ICT adoption are different for domestic and foreign-owned firms, in particular with respect to the effects of international competitive pressure and firm size.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > information technology policy
    Countries > Ireland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Working Papers
    Depositing User: Alyssa McDonald
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 15:30
    Number of Pages: 32
    Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 09:21

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