Organizational Redesign, Information Technologies and Workplace Productivity

48 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2008

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Benoit Dostie

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

Rajshri Jayaraman

ESMT European School of Management and Technology

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Date Written: October 6, 2008

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: organizational capital, it, computers, workplace productivity

JEL Classification: D20, L20, M54, O33

Suggested Citation

Dostie, Benoit and Jayaraman, Rajshri, Organizational Redesign, Information Technologies and Workplace Productivity (October 6, 2008). ESMT Working Paper No. 08-007, CIRANO - Scientific Publications No. 2008-22, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1282056 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1282056

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