Explaining Industry Differences in IT Investment Per Worker Between Canada and the United States, 2002-2013 (eBook, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Explaining Industry Differences in IT Investment Per Worker Between Canada and the United States, 2002-2013

Author: Jasmin Thomas
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Centre for the Study of Living Standards, 2016.
Series: desLibris.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2013, Canadian firms invested only about one half as much per worker in information and communications technologies (ICT) compared to their US counterparts. Many studies have shown that lower ICT investment per worker in Canada compared to the United States is responsible for weaker productivity growth in Canada. In the past, attention has been focused on the aggregate gap, but 49.8 per cent of lower business  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jasmin Thomas
OCLC Number: 981034991
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Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: desLibris.
Responsibility: Thomas, Jasmin.
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In 2013, Canadian firms invested only about one half as much per worker in information and communications technologies (ICT) compared to their US counterparts. Many studies have shown that lower ICT investment per worker in Canada compared to the United States is responsible for weaker productivity growth in Canada. In the past, attention has been focused on the aggregate gap, but 49.8 per cent of lower business sector IT investment in Canada relative to the United States in 2013 was explained by two industries: information and cultural industries and professional, scientific and technical services, which accounted for only 13.0 per cent of employment (IT investment is composed of computers and software investment, while ICT investment is composed of computers, communications, and software investment). The main objective of this report is to shed light on the possible reasons for the gap in these sectors even though other industries contributing to the gap are also analyzed. A number of explanations will be e.

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