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Does Economic Freedom Enhance the Impact of Technology on Global Productivity?

Does Economic Freedom Enhance the Impact of Technology on Global Productivity?
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Author(s): Koffi N’Da (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), Ashok Robin (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA) and Thomas Tribunella (SUNY at Oswego, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 2
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch234
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

A well-developed body of literature has detected positive effects of information technology (IT) investments on economic growth. We contribute to this literature by studying the joint effects of IT and economic freedom on productivity. Using two different time points, 1990 and 2000, as well as a sample of over 100 countries, we find that economic freedom enhances the effect of IT on productivity. In fact, we find that the standalone effect of freedom is not as large as its interactive effect with IT.

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