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dc.contributor.authorMenon, Nidhiyaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T13:56:51Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T13:56:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201104084293en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46168-
dc.description.abstractFirms in Kenya rely on technologies such as computers, cell-phones, and generators to overcome constraints associated with regulations, infrastructure, security, workforce, corruption, and finance. This study shows that such reliance has significant positive impacts on productivity as measured by value-added per worker, especially for firms with female principal owners. The exogenous component of technology ownership is isolated by using information on the regional presence of missionary schools from Kenya's colonial past, as well as geographical indicators such as rainfall, changes in forest cover, and average regional elevation. Results indicate that for firms with female owners, technology adoption improves value-added per worker by about 49 percentage points. It is also statistically evident that for such firms, the ownership of technologies such as computers, cell-phones, and generators succeeds in mitigating the costs of business obstacles. For male-owned firms, such patterns are absent.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5419en_US
dc.subject.jelO14en_US
dc.subject.jelO33en_US
dc.subject.jelL22en_US
dc.subject.jelN37en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomputersen_US
dc.subject.keywordcell-phonesen_US
dc.subject.keywordbusiness obstaclesen_US
dc.subject.keywordKenyaen_US
dc.subject.keywordfirmsen_US
dc.subject.keywordfemale ownersen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologiewahlen_US
dc.subject.stwWeibliche Führungskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwComputergestütztes Verfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwMobilkommunikationen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsproduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwKeniaen_US
dc.titleGot technology? The impact of computers and cell phones on productivity in a difficult business climate ; evidence from firms with female owners in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn660774720en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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