Organizational Redesign, Information Technologies and Workplace Productivity
HEC Montreal - Institute of Applied Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
ESMT European School of Management and Technology
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3612
Using a large longitudinal, nationally representative workplace-level dataset, we explore the productivity gains associated with computer use and organizational redesign. The empirical strategy involves the estimation of a production function, augmented to account for technology use and organizational design, correcting for unobserved heterogeneity. We find large returns associated with computer use. We also find that computer use and organizational redesign may be complements or substitutes in production, and that the productivity gains associated with organizational redesign are industry-specific.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 45
Keywords: linked employer-employee data, workplace practices, productivity, information technologies
JEL Classification: D20, L20, M54, O33working papers series
Date posted: August 4, 2008
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