publication . Article . Research . 2018

ICT Adoption in Micro and Small Firms: Can Internet Access Improve Labour Productivity?

Viollaz, Mariana;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018
  • Publisher: La Plata: Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS)
Abstract
The rapid spread of information and communication technologies may increase firms' productivity with important consequences for job creation and for economic growth. This article contributes to this discussion by analysing the impact of internet adoption on labour productivity and the mechanisms shaping this relationship in Peruvian micro and small manufacturing firms over the period 2011-2013. The article estimates a reduced form where labour productivity is a function of internet adoption and other explanatory factors. Internet adoption is instrumented using a measure of the availability of financial opportunities for micro and small firms in Peru. Findings in...
Subjects
free text keywords: labour productivity, organizational practices, internet adoption, employment structure, micro and small firms, Ciencias Económicas, ddc:330
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publication . Article . Research . 2018

ICT Adoption in Micro and Small Firms: Can Internet Access Improve Labour Productivity?

Viollaz, Mariana;