Determinants of information technology diffusion: A study at the firm level for Portugal

Maria do Rosário Fraga Oliveira Martins, Tiago Oliveira

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Abstract

Recently, many studies have shown that IT played a major role in the resurgence in the growth of US output and productivity after 1995. Some studies for European countries also confirm this idea that IT and productivity are strongly related. The contribution of IT to economic growth can only be realized when and if these technologies are widely diffused and used. Within this context, understanding the factors affecting the decision to adopt and the extent of IT use by adopters is crucial not only for applied economists, but also to creators and producers of such technologies. Using a data set for Portuguese firms, our estimation results suggest that the significant drivers of intra firm diffusion are: firm size, workers skills, technological capacities and outsourcing partner usage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECIME 2007
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Conference on Information Management and Evaluation
PublisherAcademic Conferences Limited
Pages357-366
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventEuropean Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, ECIME 2007 - Montpellier, France
Duration: 20 Sep 200721 Sep 2007

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, ECIME 2007
CountryFrance
CityMontpellier
Period20/09/0721/09/07

Keywords

  • Adoption
  • Cluster analysis
  • Diffusion
  • Information technologies
  • Probit model

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