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Title Information Technology, Organisational Change and Productivity
Author Gustavo Crespi, Chiara Criscuolo, Jonathan Haskel
Year 2006
Abstract We examine the relationships between productivity growth, IT investment and
organisational change (DO) using UK firm data. Consistent with the small number of
other micro studies we find (a) IT appears to have high returns in a growth accounting
sense when DO is omitted; when DO is included the IT returns are greatly reduced, (b) IT
and DO interact in their effect on productivity growth, (c) non-IT investment and DO do
not interact in their effect on productivity growth. Some new findings are (a) DO is
affected by competition; (b) US-owned firms are much more likely to introduce DO
relative to foreign owned firms who are more likely still relative to UK firms; (c) our
predicted measured TFP growth slowdown for firms who are not doing DO and/or are in
the early stages of IT investment compare well with the macro numbers documenting a
UK measured TFP growth slowdown.
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