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June 2016Adoption of New Information and Communications Technologies in the Workplace Today
with Timothy Bresnahan
in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 17, Shane Greenstein, Josh Lerner, and Scott Stern, editors
The invention of new applications based on information and communications technologies (ICTs) has had two economic effects up to now. These applications have transformed production, creating value for applications‐inventing companies and their customers and increasing economic growth through quality improvements. The same applications have shifted the relative demand for different kinds of labor, raising the demand for already highly‐compensated managers and professionals relative to other workers. This paper considers the likely impact of new ICT technologies coming into application in the workplace today in light of the economic and technical forces behind ICT application up to now.
Adoption of New Information and Communications Technologies in the Workplace Today
with Timothy Bresnahan: w22346
The invention of new applications based on information and communications technologies (ICTs) has had two economic effects up to now. These applications have transformed production, creating value for applications-inventing companies and their customers and increasing economic growth through quality improvements. The same applications have shifted the relative demand for different kinds of labor, raising the demand for already highly-compensated managers and professionals relative to other workers. This paper considers the likely impact of new ICT technologies coming into application in the workplace today in light of the economic and technical forces behind ICT application up to now.

Published: Adoption of New Information and Communications Technologies in the Workplace Today, Timothy Bresnahan, Pai-Ling Yin. in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 17, Greenstein, Lerner, and Stern. 2017

July 2014Economic Value Creation in Mobile Applications
with Timothy F. Bresnahan, Jason P. Davis
in The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy, Adam B. Jaffe and Benjamin F. Jones, editors
New mobile development platforms are a 21st-century growth pole. By successfully recombining existing information technologies with new innovations, they have spurred a positive feedback loop of consumer adoption of mobile devices and firm entry into a wide variety of applications, or "apps." Despite its tremendous size, the industry is still at an early stage, with rapid growth and a wide variety of economic experiments exploring how this new industry will create economic value. Because there are numerous and growing app markets, the industry needs economic institutions to support market experimentation. However, the volume and diversity of app product entry has created problems for marketing and commercialization, especially matching consumers to products. This early pattern is like man...
August 2010Economic and Technical Drivers of Technology Choices: Browsers
with Timothy F. Bresnahan
in Contributions in Memory of Zvi Griliches, Jacques Mairesse and Manuel Trajtenberg, editors
 
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