EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies in the Design Sector and their impact on Firm Performance: Evidence from the Dutch Design Sector

Sadaf Bashir, Uwe Matzat () and Bert Sadowski ()

No 14-01, Working Papers from Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies

Abstract: This paper analyzes processes and effects of ICT enabled innovation in the Dutch design sector. Although the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is considered as vital in the design sector, little is known about whether and how ICTs affect the firm performance of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) in the industry. In introducing a conceptual distinction between ICT supporting the information processing and communication, the paper first examines the determinants of ICT adoption. Next, we analyze the effects of ICT adoption on product and process innovation as well as on firm performance, focusing on the mediating role of the innovation processes. The analyses rest on survey data of a sample of 189 Dutch companies in the Web, Graphic, and Industrial Design Sector in the Netherlands. The results indicate that information processing role of ICT supports the exploitation and communication role facilitates the exploration in organizational learning. The exploitation enables process innovation while exploration enables product innovation. Lastly, Information processing technologies and product innovation are important determinants of superior firm performance.

Keywords: ICT; design; innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-02, Revised 2014-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-cse, nep-ent, nep-ict, nep-ino, nep-knm, nep-sbm and nep-tid
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Working Paper: The adoption of information and communication technologies in the design sector and their impact on firm performance: Evidence from the Dutch design sector (2014) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ein:tuecis:1401

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2020-09-12
Handle: RePEc:ein:tuecis:1401