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Complementarities between firm-sponsored training and information technology use

Benoit Dostie ()

Applied Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 25, issue 19, 1364-1367

Abstract: In this article, we investigate the presence of possible complementarities between investments in information technology (IT) and firm-sponsored training using economy-wide longitudinal representative workplace-level data. Since information on the firm’s capital stock is often missing in such representative data, we match our workplace records to tax data to construct measures of the firm’s capital stock. We find some evidence of positive complementarities between investments in human capital and IT, suggesting that on-the-job training can also have a positive impact on productivity when complemented with investments in CAD or other technologies.

Date: 2018
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