|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5058344||1476628||2015||4 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
- We find evidence that Internet functions as a general-purpose technology.
- Firms have higher growth and productivity where Internet access is greater.
- The results are robust no matter the firm size and the level of technology.
- Small firms benefit more from Internet than large firms do.
This paper uses firm-level data to assess whether telecom services are general-purpose technologies. We find that only Internet services are so: firm growth and productivity are substantially higher when Internet access is greater and when firms use the Internet more intensively; and it benefits firms of both high- and low-tech industries, firms of all sizes, and firms with and without exporting. Small firms benefit more from Internet than large firms do. In contrast, fixed-line and cellular services are not robustly related to firm performance.
Journal: Economics Letters - Volume 135, October 2015, Pages 24-27