E-Skills, Brains And Performance Of The Firms: ICT And Ability Of Firms To Conduct Successful Projects In Luxembourg

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Anissa Chaibi
Adel Ben Youssef
Leila Peltier- Ben Aoun

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Innovation, Usage Of ICT, Depth Of ICT Adoption, Ordered Models, Innovative Projects

Abstract

This paper provides original empirical evidence on the causal links between e-skills, usage of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and firms performance using a sample of Luxembourgian manufacturing and services firms. Firm performance is measured in terms of innovation (success of new projects settled). Our main findings are: (i) theres no relationship between the absorptive technology capacity of the firm (measured by ICT staff and Training) and the probability of the implementation of successful ICT projects, (ii) there is a positive effect of e-applications usage (ICT usage) on the probability of the implementation of successful new projects, and (iii) there is an asymmetric effect of usage of e-commerce and e-administration confirming findings of the recent literature.

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