Organizational Redesign, Information Technologies and Workplace Productivity

45 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2008

See all articles by Benoit Dostie

Benoit Dostie

HEC Montreal - Institute of Applied Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Rajshri Jayaraman

ESMT European School of Management and Technology

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords: linked employer-employee data, workplace practices, productivity, information technologies

JEL Classification: D20, L20, M54, O33

Suggested Citation

Dostie, Benoit and Jayaraman, Rajshri, Organizational Redesign, Information Technologies and Workplace Productivity. IZA Discussion Paper No. 3612, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1198684 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0042-7092.2007.00700.x

Benoit Dostie (Contact Author)

HEC Montreal - Institute of Applied Economics ( email )

3000, ch. de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
Montréal, Quebec H3T 2A7
Canada
514-340-6453 (Phone)
514-340-6469 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.hec.ca/profs/benoit.dostie.html

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Rajshri Jayaraman

ESMT European School of Management and Technology ( email )

Schlossplatz 1
Berlin, Berlin 10178
Germany

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
85
Abstract Views
867
rank
195,092
PlumX Metrics