Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91721
Authors: 
Bertschek, Irene
Niebel, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 13-118
Abstract: 
Mobile internet access allows for flexibility with respect to working time and working place. We analyse whether employees' use of mobile internet access improves firms' labour productivity. Our data set comprises 2460 German firms and refers to the year 2010, when mobile internet started its diffusion process to firms on a large scale. The econometric analysis shows that firms' labour productivity significantly increases with the share of employees with mobile internet access. However, an instrumental variable approach reveals that mobile internet use does not cause higher labour productivity.
Subjects: 
Mobile Internet
Labour Productivity
Firm-Level Data
JEL: 
D22
L20
O33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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