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dc.contributor.authorGrimes, Arthur
dc.contributor.authorRen, Cleo
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Philip
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-01T00:01:51Z
dc.date.available2011-09-01T00:01:51Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationGrimes, A., Ren, C. & Stevens, P. (2011). The need for speed: impacts of internet connectivity on firm productivity. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 37(2), 187-201.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5663
dc.description.abstractBroadband access is widely considered to be a productivity-enhancing factor, but there are few firm-level estimates of its benefits. We use a large micro-survey of firms linked to longitudinal firm financial data to determine the impact that broadband access has on firm productivity. Propensity score matching is used to control for factors, including the firm’s own lagged productivity, that determine a firm’s internet access choice. Instrumental variables estimates are employed as a robustness check. Results indicate that broadband adoption boosts firm productivity by 7–10%; effects are consistent across urban versus rural locations and across high versus low knowledge intensive sectors.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringeren_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.springerlink.com/content/h311235632545711/en_NZ
dc.subjectbroadbanden_NZ
dc.subjectICT adoptionen_NZ
dc.subjectinterneten_NZ
dc.subjectproductivityen_NZ
dc.subjectpropensity score matchingen_NZ
dc.titleThe need for speed: impacts of internet connectivity on firm productivityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11123-011-0237-zen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Productivity Analysisen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1en_NZ
pubs.elements-id36482
pubs.end-page15en_NZ
pubs.volumeonlineen_NZ


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