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ICT Use and Firm Innovation

Erlandsson, Frida LU (2015) NEKP01 20151
Department of Economics
Abstract
This study aims at investigating whether ICT use enables firm innovation. Moreover, it aims at ascertaining whether ICT use determines firms’ degree of innovativeness and cooperation with different types of partners such as customers, suppliers and research institutions. Based on detailed Swedish firm-level data provided by Statistics Sweden that combines the innovation survey from 2012 with the survey of firms’ ICT usage from 2010, a binary probit model has been applied for the empirical analysis. The results suggest that ICT use has a positive and significant effect on firm innovation. This is in accordance with previous studies within this field. Firms’ ICT usage does however not have a significant effect on the most innovative firms,... (More)
This study aims at investigating whether ICT use enables firm innovation. Moreover, it aims at ascertaining whether ICT use determines firms’ degree of innovativeness and cooperation with different types of partners such as customers, suppliers and research institutions. Based on detailed Swedish firm-level data provided by Statistics Sweden that combines the innovation survey from 2012 with the survey of firms’ ICT usage from 2010, a binary probit model has been applied for the empirical analysis. The results suggest that ICT use has a positive and significant effect on firm innovation. This is in accordance with previous studies within this field. Firms’ ICT usage does however not have a significant effect on the most innovative firms, whereas it has a positive and significant effect on less innovative firms, which suggests that ICT usage primarily determines whether firms are innovative and not their degree of innovativeness. (Less)
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author
Erlandsson, Frida LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
An Empirical Analysis Based on Swedish Firm-Level Data
course
NEKP01 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Innovation, ICT
language
English
id
5472736
date added to LUP
2015-06-30 10:23:40
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2015-06-30 10:23:40
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  abstract     = {This study aims at investigating whether ICT use enables firm innovation. Moreover, it aims at ascertaining whether ICT use determines firms’ degree of innovativeness and cooperation with different types of partners such as customers, suppliers and research institutions. Based on detailed Swedish firm-level data provided by Statistics Sweden that combines the innovation survey from 2012 with the survey of firms’ ICT usage from 2010, a binary probit model has been applied for the empirical analysis. The results suggest that ICT use has a positive and significant effect on firm innovation. This is in accordance with previous studies within this field. Firms’ ICT usage does however not have a significant effect on the most innovative firms, whereas it has a positive and significant effect on less innovative firms, which suggests that ICT usage primarily determines whether firms are innovative and not their degree of innovativeness.},
  author       = {Erlandsson, Frida},
  keyword      = {Innovation,ICT},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {ICT Use and Firm Innovation},
  year         = {2015},
}