Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/172416
Authors: 
Earle, John S.
Pagano, Ugo
Lesi, Maria
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 02-82
Abstract: 
The paper reviews theories of information technology adoption and organizational form and applies them to an empirical analysis of firm choices and characteristics in four transition economies: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. We argue that these economies have gone through two major structural changes-one concerning new technology and another concerning ownership and boundaries of firms-and we consider if and how each one of the two structural changes has affected the other. We test the impact of firm size, integration, and ownership on the extent of new information technology adoption (measured by growth in the fraction of employees using personal computers or computer-controlled machinery), and the impact of information technology on changes in the boundaries and the ownership structure of enterprises, drawing upon a sample survey of 330 firms.
Subjects: 
transition
economy
Earle
technology
organizational
form
Pagano
Lesi
JEL: 
P1
P5
L2
O3
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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