Adoption of New Information and Communications Technologies in the Workplace Today

26 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2016 Last revised: 29 Jun 2016

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Timothy Bresnahan

Stanford University - Department of Economics; Stanford Graduate School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Pai-Ling Yin

Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Date Written: June 2016

Abstract

The invention of new applications based on information and communications technologies (ICTs) has had two economic effects up to now. These applications have transformed production, creating value for applications-inventing companies and their customers and increasing economic growth through quality improvements. The same applications have shifted the relative demand for different kinds of labor, raising the demand for already highly-compensated managers and professionals relative to other workers. This paper considers the likely impact of new ICT technologies coming into application in the workplace today in light of the economic and technical forces behind ICT application up to now.

Suggested Citation

Bresnahan, Timothy F. and Yin, Pai-Ling, Adoption of New Information and Communications Technologies in the Workplace Today (June 2016). NBER Working Paper No. w22346, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2797920

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