Effects of Organizational Change on Firm Productivity
Christina Håkansson ()
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Christina Håkansson: Institute for International Economic Studies, IIES., Postal: Institute for International Economic Studies, IIES., Stockholm University, 106 91 Stockholm,
No 230, Working Paper Series from Sveriges Riksbank (Central Bank of Sweden)
An increasing use of IT facilitates firms to use more efficient organiza- tional forms. Significant reorganizations of business processes around IT capital can thereby boost productivity growth. The aim of this study is to empirically examine how …rm productivity growth is affected by orga- nizational changes and investments in IT using a Difference-in-Difference approach on a panel of Swedish firms over the years 1997-2005. The empirical results show a positive and significant effect on total factor pro- ductivity growth for firms that invested above median in IT and at the same time undertook organizational changes.
Keywords: information technology; productivity; organizational change (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 E22 L22 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
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