Capital incentive policies in the age of cloud computing : an empirical case study


Andres, Raphaela ; DeStefano, Thimothy ; Niebel, Thomas ; Viete, Steffen


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URL: https://madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/57185
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-571851
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2020
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 20-036
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: D25 , L22 , O33,
Keywords (English): Cloud computing , investment scheme , ICT adoption , technology diffusion , policy evaluation
Abstract: The following paper assesses whether current policy environments are appropriate for the emergence of cloud computing technology. In particular, this research uses firm-level data for Germany and the UK to examine the impact of capital incentive programmes (a common policy present in most OECD countries) on cloud adoption. The design for many of these policies target investments in physical capital while excluding digital services like the cloud. Firms view digital investments and digital services as substitutes, therefore narrowly define dincentive programmes may actually discourage the use of emerging tools like cloud computing, which are found to enable the growth and performance of young entrants. Overall, the results find that while capital incentive policies encourage firm investments in ICT and other forms of capital, they actually reduce the probability of cloud adoption. Policy makers may therefore need to reconsider the design of capital incentive programmes within their jurisdictions.

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Andres, Raphaela ; DeStefano, Thimothy ; Niebel, Thomas ; Viete, Steffen (2020) Capital incentive policies in the age of cloud computing : an empirical case study. Open Access ZEW Discussion Papers Mannheim 20-036 [Working paper]
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