E-Business Usage Across and within Firms in the UK: Profitability, Externalities and Policy

Posted: 14 Oct 2009

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Giuliana Battisti

Warwick Business School

A. Canepa

University of York - Department of Economics and Related Studies

P. Stoneman

University of Warwick Business School

Date Written: February 1, 2009

Abstract

Using data from the third UK Community Innovation Survey we model the usage of e-business across and within firms in the UK in the year 2000 as a single observation upon an integrated process of inter- and intra-firm diffusion. The intra-firm dimension is a significant extension to standard analysis. The model estimates indicate that the pattern of e-business usage reflects the heterogeneity of firms in terms of size, other innovative activity and labour force skills (generating differences in the payoffs to use) as well as market and non-market intermediated externalities. The policy implications of the findings are discussed.

Keywords: technological diffusion, e-Business, technology policy

JEL Classification: O3

Suggested Citation

Battisti, Giuliana and Canepa, Alessandra and Stoneman, P., E-Business Usage Across and within Firms in the UK: Profitability, Externalities and Policy (February 1, 2009). Research Policy, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 133-143, February 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1487131

Giuliana Battisti (Contact Author)

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Alessandra Canepa

University of York - Department of Economics and Related Studies ( email )

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P. Stoneman

University of Warwick Business School ( email )

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