Working Paper Series, Sveriges Riksbank (Central Bank of Sweden)
Effects of Organizational Change on Firm Productivity
Abstract: An increasing use of IT facilitates firms to use more
efficient organiza- tional forms. Significant reorganizations of business
processes around IT capital can thereby boost productivity growth. The aim
of this study is to empirically examine how …rm productivity growth is
affected by orga- nizational changes and investments in IT using a
Difference-in-Difference approach on a panel of Swedish firms over the
years 1997-2005. The empirical results show a positive and significant
effect on total factor pro- ductivity growth for firms that invested above
median in IT and at the same time undertook organizational changes.
Keywords: information technology; productivity; organizational change; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D24; E22; L22; O33; (follow links to similar papers)
38 pages, June 1, 2009
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