A firm-level analysis of ICT adoption in an emerging economy: evidence from the colombian manufacturing industries
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Gallego Acevedo, Juan Miguel
Gutiérrez Ramírez, Luis Hernando
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Universidad del Rosario
This study examines ICT adoption among 3,759 Colombian manufacturing firms, and attempts to identify the factors that are conducive to the adoption and usage of ICT at the firm level. Our major findings are (i) that the adoption of a given information and communication technology is better facilitated when a firm is relatively large, has large human capital, engages in more innovative activities, and when a firm’s organizational structure is better aligned with the given technology; (ii) that positive associations between the key determinants and ICT adoptions are more pronounced for small and medium-sized firms than for large ones, and (iii) that information spillovers within industries is also a determinant of ICT adoptions by the firms.
ICT adoption , Internet , Innovation , Organizational change
Gallego, J. M., Gutierrez, L., & Sang, L. (2011). A firm-level analysis of ICT adoption in an emerging economy: evidence from the colombian manufacturing industries. Bogotá: Universidad del Rosario.