Information technology and its changing roles to economic growth and productivity in Australia

Shahiduzzaman, Muhammad & Alam, Khorshed (2014) Information technology and its changing roles to economic growth and productivity in Australia. Telecommunications Policy, 38(2), pp. 125-135.

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In this paper we describe our investigation of the role of investment in information technology (IT) on economic output and productivity in Australia over a period of about four decades. The framework used in this paper is the aggregate production function, where IT capital is considered as a separate input of production along with non-IT capital and labour. The empirical results from the study indicate the evidence of robust technical progress in the Australian economy in the 1990s. IT capital had a significant impact on output, labour productivity and technical progress in the 1990s. In recent years, however, the contribution of IT capital on output and labour productivity has slowed down. Regaining the IT capital productivity therefore remains as a key challenge for Australia, especially in the context of greater IT investment in the future.

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ID Code: 93099
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Economic growth, Information technology, Productivity
DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2013.07.003
ISSN: 0308-5961
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2016 03:54
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 06:23

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