Complementarities in organizational design and the diffusion of informations technologies : an empirical analysis

Bocquet, Rachel, Brossard, Olivier and Sabatier, Mareva (2007) Complementarities in organizational design and the diffusion of informations technologies : an empirical analysis. Research Policy, Vol. 36 (n° 3). pp. 367-386.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2006.12.005

Abstract

We use a specially designed survey on French firms located in Haute-Savoie to provide empirical evidence suggesting that Information and Communication Technologies adoption is not only influenced by the traditional factors of technology diffusion but also by complementarity effects between strategies, organization and information technologies. The data collected permitted several advances. Firstly, we could study authentic ICT while the recent literature has mainly focused on computer capital stocks or automation tools. Secondly, we constructed measures of the determinants put forward by the models of technology diffusion. Thirdly, we studied three kinds of practices: organizational and strategic practices, technological choices.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2007
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology diffusion, Supermodularity, Complementarity, Organizational practices
Subjects: F- SCIENCES HUMAINES > F2- Sociologie
D- SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Divisions: Laboratoire d'études et de recherches sur l'économie, les politiques et les systèmes sociaux - LEREPS
Site: IEP
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 07:58
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 16:24
URI: http://publications.sciencespo-toulouse.fr/id/eprint/16802

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