ICT, Skills, and Organizational Change: Evidence from Italian Manufacturing Firms

Posted: 22 Jun 2008

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Paola Giuri

Department of Management; Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies

Salvatore Torrisi

Department of Economics, Management and Statistics; Bocconi University

Natalia Zinovyeva

Aalto University

Date Written: February 2008

Abstract

This article examines the complementarity among information and communication technologies (ICT), skills, and organizational change from a panel of 680 Italian manufacturing firms during 1995–2003. By drawing on different statistical methods, we found evidence of complementarity between skills and organizational change, but did not find evidence of complementarity between ICT and skills. Moreover, our results show that the hypothesis of full complementarity among ICT, human capital, and organizational change does not apply to small and medium firms. Instead, we discovered that organizational change yields negative effects on the complementarity between ICT and human capital.

Suggested Citation

Giuri, Paola and Torrisi, Salvatore and Zinovyeva, Natalia, ICT, Skills, and Organizational Change: Evidence from Italian Manufacturing Firms (February 2008). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 29-64, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1149236 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtm038

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