Information technology, organizational form, and transition to the market

TitleInformation technology, organizational form, and transition to the market
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsEarle, J. S., U. Pagano, and M. Lesi
Journal titleJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Pages471 - 489

The paper reviews theories of information technology adoption and organizational form and applies them to an empirical analysis of firm choices and characteristics in four transition economies: Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. We argue that two major structural changes have occurred, one concerning technology and another concerning firm ownership and boundaries, and we consider how each change may have affected the other. We estimate the impact of firm size, integration, and ownership on new information technology adoption and the impact of information technology on changes in firm boundaries and ownership, using a sample survey of 330 firms.


August; Information Technology, Organizational Form, and Transition to the Market; Journal Article; 2006

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