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ICT use, competitive pressures and firm performance in Mexico

Leonardo Iacovone (), Mariana De La Paz Pereira Lopez and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Mariana Pereira-López

No 7629, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: This paper presents a set of stylized facts on the relation between information and communications technology (ICT) use, firm performance, and competition. Taking advantage of a novel firm-level data set on information and communications technology for Mexico, the study finds that firms facing higher competition appear to have more incentives to increase their use of information and communications technology. Accordingly, although there is indeed a positive relation between information and communications technology use and firm performance, this effect is greater for firms that face higher competition pressures, which is consistent with the theoretical predictions of the trade-induced technical change hypothesis.

Keywords: Private Sector Economics; Information Technology; Marketing; International Trade and Trade Rules; Private Sector Development Law (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-04-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-cse, nep-eff and nep-ict
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