PRODUCTIVITY, WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE AND ICT: INDUSTRY AND FIRM-LEVEL EVIDENCE FOR EUROPE AND THE US
Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2005
Scottish Journal of Political Economy
Volume 52, Issue 3, pages 359–386, July 2005
How to Cite
Matteucci, N., O'Mahony, M., Robinson, C. and Zwick, T. (2005), PRODUCTIVITY, WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE AND ICT: INDUSTRY AND FIRM-LEVEL EVIDENCE FOR EUROPE AND THE US. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 52: 359–386. doi: 10.1111/j.0036-9292.2005.00349.x
- Issue online: 8 JUL 2005
- Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2005
- Date of receipt of final manuscript: 28 February 2005.
This paper considers the contribution of information and communications technology (ICT), to international productivity performance. It first uses an international industry data set and a growth accounting framework, to show that ICT has typically had a lower impact on productivity in Europe than in the US, although there is considerable variation within Europe. The paper also analyses the European situation in greater depth by examining micro-economic data from Germany, Italy and the UK. While direct comparisons between the national findings are difficult, the results suggest that the UK experience with ICT has been closer to the US than other European countries.