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dc.contributor.authorMughal, Mazharen_US
dc.contributor.authorDiawara, Barassouen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-25T14:52:47Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-25T14:52:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48583-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the impact of human capital on the adoption and diffusion of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in the Pakistani firms using the World Bank Enterprise Survey 2002-07. The paper considers various indicators of human capital and measures of ICT adoption and diffusion. On-the-job training, manager's level of qualification and production workers' level of education are found to positively determine the use of emails, website and other means of communication in a firm. The results are robust to the inclusion of geographical, sectoral and structural control variables. Firm size, sales and workers' compensation are also positively associated with the use of ICT. The findings show the importance of accumulation and development of human capital in the productivity growth in the era of skill-biased technical change. A concerted national effort for the enhancement of the workforce's computing skills is therefore a must if a developing economy such as Pakistan is to improve its competitiveness.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) |cKielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aEconomics Discussion Papers |x2011-21en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordICTen_US
dc.subject.keywordPakistanen_US
dc.subject.stwComputergestütztes Verfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwInformationstechniken_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationsdiffusionen_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwPakistanen_US
dc.titleHuman capital and the adoption of information and communications technologies: Evidence from investment climate survey of Pakistanen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn663786169en_US
dc.rights.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.enen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwedp:201121-

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