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dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Jennyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T15:09:30Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T15:09:30Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24741-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides firm-level evidence for the relationship between the age structure of the workforce and the adoption of new or significantly improved technologies in service sector firms. Furthermore, it closes a research gap by analyzing the joint impact of the age of the workforce and the enhancement of teamwork on the probability of adopting new technologies. The empirical analyses, that are based on a data set of 356 German firms from the knowledge-intensive services and ICT services sector, reveal three findings: Firstly, firms with a higher share of younger employees are more likely to adopt new technologies and the older the workforce is, the less likely is the adoption of new technologies. Secondly, the distribution of the age of the workforce has no significant impact on the probability of adopting new technologies. And thirdly, firms which enhanced their teamwork and have a higher share of younger workers are less likely to adopt new technologies whereas firms that enhanced their teamwork and have a higher share of older employees are more likely to adopt new technologies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 08-045en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordage structure of the workforceen_US
dc.subject.keywordadoption of new technologiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordICT intensive servicesen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologiewahlen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationsdiffusionen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensalteren_US
dc.subject.stwGruppenarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensdienstleistungen_US
dc.subject.stwEDV-Dienstleistungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleThe Adoption of New Technologies and the Age Structure of the Workforceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn57185964Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7355-
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