Older workers and the adoption of new technologies

Meyer, Jenny

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URL: https://madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2018
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-20181
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2008
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 07-050
Place of publication: Mannheim
Edition: überarb. Version Januar 2008
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: O31, J14,
Subject headings (SWD): Computerunterstütztes Verfahren , Arbeitnehmer , Lebensalter , Älterer Arbeitnehmer , Organisationsstruktur , Deutschland
Keywords (English): age structure of the workforce , adoption of new technologies , ICT intensive services
Abstract: For the first time data of German ICT and knowledge intensive service providers are used to analyze the relation between the age structure of the workforce and the probability of adopting new technologies. The results show that firms with a higher share of younger employees are more likely to adopt new technologies and the older the workforce the less likely is the adoption of new technologies. Furthermore the results exhibit that the age structure of the workforce should be accompanied by appropriate workplace organization. A part of the firms which enhanced teamwork or flattened their hierarchies are actually more likely to adopt new technologies and software when they have a higher share of older employees whereas they are less likely to introduce new technologies if they have a higher share of younger employees.

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