The paper provides an econometric analysis on the adoption and effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) among a sample of Italian SMEs. In order to perform this analysis, the above technologies are classified according to their typical function. Along with general-use ICTs (e-mail and Internet access), we identify two groups of technologies (labeled production-integrating and market-oriented ICTs) the use of which is associated with different firm characteristics. In both cases, however, the availability of highly educated workers turns out to be a key factor.

The adoption of ICT among SMEs: evidence from an Italian survey

LUCCHETTI, Riccardo;STERLACCHINI, ALESSANDRO
2004-01-01

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The paper provides an econometric analysis on the adoption and effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) among a sample of Italian SMEs. In order to perform this analysis, the above technologies are classified according to their typical function. Along with general-use ICTs (e-mail and Internet access), we identify two groups of technologies (labeled production-integrating and market-oriented ICTs) the use of which is associated with different firm characteristics. In both cases, however, the availability of highly educated workers turns out to be a key factor.
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