Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27609
Authors: 
Cequera, Daniel
Klein, Gordon J.
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 08-126
Abstract: 
Firm heterogeneity explains the productivity driven selection mechanism that determines aggregate productivity growth within industries. This paper empirically demonstrates that ICT has a robust impact on firm heterogeneity only when ICT is used intensively and jointly with specific ICT applications. ICT induced heterogeneity is shown to have a positive impact on the decision to invest in R&D personnel.
Subjects: 
Firm Heterogeneity
Information and Communication Technologies
Creative Destruction
R&D Incentives
Firm Level Data
JEL: 
L25
D21
O32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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