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dc.contributor.authorCerquera Dussán, Danielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-12T07:26:25Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-12T07:26:25Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27610-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the impact of the decision to contract ICT consulting on firms' innovative incentives. The paper develops a theoretical model and estimates some of its implications for a sample of German firms. In particular, the paper estimates the average treatment effect of the decision to contract ICT consulting on firms' innovative incentives, considering the role of endogeneity and unobserved heterogeneity in the correlated random coefficient model. The paper shows three main results. First, the theoretical model shows that ICT consulting increases aggregate incentives to innovate. This result is not corroborated by the empirical application. ICT consulting does not affect neither the probability of introducing product or process innovations nor the number of such innovations. The empirical results show that ICT consulting affects negatively the value of the introduced product and processes innovation. Second, the theoretical model suggests that low productivity firms might evidence either lower, unaffected or higher incentives to innovate. The empirical application shows that low productivity firms exhibit higher incentives to innovate. Third, although the theoretical analysis shows that the lower the productivity level the more the incentives to contract ICT consulting, the empirical evidence is inconclusive on this matter. These results suggest that firms optimize their innovations portfolio through ICT consulting.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 08-127en_US
dc.subject.jelL13en_US
dc.subject.jelD21en_US
dc.subject.jelO32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordICT Consultingen_US
dc.subject.keywordCompetition and Innovationen_US
dc.subject.stwEDV-Dienstleistungen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleICT, Consulting and Innovative Capabilitiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn592400549en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7517-
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