Research: ICT and Productivity

Wednesday, 2 November, 2005 - 14:11

PublicTechnology.net, 14 October 2005 Recent UK research studies indicate that ICT use increases productivity. This particular study brings together ‘a wide range of IT and CT metrics ...

PublicTechnology.net, 14 October 2005

Recent UK research studies indicate that ICT use increases productivity. This particular study brings together ‘a wide range of IT and CT metrics ... to help policy makers assess which metrics should be targeted for measurement and relative importance in terms of productivity impact’.

  • IT use by firms and employees. Productivity evidence across industries: This study brings together ‘a wide range of IT and CT metrics ... to help policy makers assess which metrics should be targeted for measurement and relative importance in terms of productivity impact’.
  • It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do I.T. - IT investment effects for US and other firms : This study looked ‘into the productivity growth in sectors that intensively use information and communication technologies (ICT) where it appears to have accelerated faster in the US than in Europe since 1995’.
  • The role of IT in firm productivity: Evidence from UK micro data. IT investment effects in firms, and research method : This study covers the ‘rich array of analysis [that] has explored this issue empirically, first in the framework of the US economy and more recently in a broader set of countries’.
  • IT investment, ICT use and UK firm productivity. Summary of ICT effects, and measurement conclusions: This study ‘links tens of thousands of firm surveys carried out by ONS [Office of National Statistics]’.
  • E-business and labour productivity in manufacturing and services : This study ‘based on ONS e-commerce surveys suggests that firms using Information and Communication Technologies to link business processes show higher levels of labour productivity, and that the gains differ by sector’.
  • E-commerce and productivity : This study ‘describes research, linking output to e-commerce data, which shows productivity effects in UK firms’.

Visit the UK National Statistics Website to read more about these research findings.

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