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Title: Impact of ICT on the productivity of the firm: evidence from Turkish manufacturing
Authors: Kilicaslan, Yilmaz
Sickles, Robin C.
Atay Kayis, Aliye
Ucdogruk Gurel, Yesim
Keywords: Productivity
Manufacturing industry
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Springer
Citation: KILICASLAN, Y. ...et al., 2017. Impact of ICT on the productivity of the firm: evidence from Turkish manufacturing. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 47(3), pp. 277-289.
Abstract: © 2017, Springer Science+Business Media New York. This paper aims to explore the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on labor productivity growth in Turkish manufacturing. This is the first attempt at exploring the impact of ICT on productivity in Turkish manufacturing at the firm level. The analysis is based on firm level data obtained from Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT) and covers the period from 2003 to 2012. The data used in the analysis includes all firms employing 19+ workers in Turkish manufacturing industry. Growth accounting results show that the contributions of conventional and ICT capital to value added growth are not significantly different from each other. On the other hand, results based both on static (fixed-effects) and dynamic panel data analysis highlight the positive influence on firms’ productivity exerted by ICT capital. The findings show that the impact of ICT capital on productivity is larger by about 25 to 50% than that of conventional capital. This contribution of ICT capital is higher than that of non-ICT capital for small sized and low-tech firms. Our findings imply that investing in ICT capital increases firm productivity by increasing the productivity of labor and also that convention growth accounting approaches may not be adequate to identify such linkages.
Description: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of Productivity Analysis. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11123-017-0497-3.
Sponsor: This study is a part of project BAP-1210E155 supported by the Scientific Research Commission of Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/s11123-017-0497-3
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27075
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11123-017-0497-3
ISSN: 0895-562X
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