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International Differences in the Adoption and Impact of New Information Technologies and New HR Practices: The Valve-Making Industry in the U.S. and U.K.

Ann Bartel, Casey Ichniowski, Kathryn Shaw, Ricardo Correa

NBER Working Paper No. 13651
Issued in November 2007

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Forthcoming, International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms, editors, Richard Freeman and Kathryn Shaw, University of Chicago Press, NBER. We are grateful for the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the managers and employees of the firms we visited. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, or of any other person associated with the Federal Reserve System.

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