A Test For Structural Change In Productivity: A Look At The Internet

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It is said that there is a "productivity paradox" existing in the workplace meaning there are no net benefits from information technology spending. This paper attempts to answer the question as to whether there is a need to account for a change in the growth rate of productivity after the Internet was opened up to commercial use. Using the Chow Test for structural change I concluded that there was indeed a positive change in the growth rate of productivity beginning in the early 1990s that can be associated with increasing Internet usage.

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Thomas, Garvii Lincoln August 2004.

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It is said that there is a "productivity paradox" existing in the workplace meaning there are no net benefits from information technology spending. This paper attempts to answer the question as to whether there is a need to account for a change in the growth rate of productivity after the Internet was opened up to commercial use. Using the Chow Test for structural change I concluded that there was indeed a positive change in the growth rate of productivity beginning in the early 1990s that can be associated with increasing Internet usage.

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Thomas, Garvii Lincoln. A Test For Structural Change In Productivity: A Look At The Internet, thesis, August 2004; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4541/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .