ICT and resilience in times of crisis : evidence from cross-country micro moments data


Bertschek, Irene ; Polder, Michael ; Schulte, Patrick


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/43474
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-434741
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 17-030
Place of publication: Mannheim
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: H12 , J24 , O31 , O47,
Keywords (English): ICT , innovation , productivity , economic crisis , resilience , meso-level data
Abstract: ICT-intensive firms are often found to have a better performance than their non-ICTintensive counterparts. Along with investing in ICT capital they have to adapt their production and business processes in order to reap the potentials implied by the use of ICT. Are these firms also more resilient in times of crisis? We study this question by exploiting a novel and unique data set from the Micro-Moments Database. Covering 12 countries, 7 industries and the period from 2001 to 2010, the data allow us to distinguish between ICT-intensive and non-ICT-intensive firms within industries. We find evidence that indeed during the crisis in 2008 and 2009, ICT-intensive firms were hit less hard with respect to their productivity. This holds in particular for firms from service industries. Moreover, ICT-intensive firms were also more successful in introducing process innovations during that period which could explain their better productivity performance compared to non-ICT intensive firms.

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Bertschek, Irene ; Polder, Michael ; Schulte, Patrick (2017) ICT and resilience in times of crisis : evidence from cross-country micro moments data. Open Access ZEW Discussion Papers Mannheim 17-030 [Working paper]
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