The objective of this project is to measure ICT penetration in Andalusian firms and to assess the contribution of these technologies to economic and productivity growth in Andalusia. It took place in February 2006 and was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Economics of the University Pablo de Olavide of Seville, Spain.
This was the first study of its kind for Andalusia. It relied on the latest methodological recommendations, and allows benchmarking with other regions in the OECD. It yields an accurate picture on how Andalusian firms stand regarding ICT by size, sector or localization. The use of up-to-date data and sound methodologies have ensured that the results of the study are consistent and will thus provide an excellent starting point for further research addressing the impact of ICT in the region in a broader context.
Joint Scientific seminar: Sociedad del Conocimiento, Tecnologías de la Información y Desarrollo Regional: Evidencia Empírica para España, 27/06/2006 (IPTS, Sevilla).
The Role of ICT in the Economic Growth and Productivity of Andalucia
Matilde Mas (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, IVIE), Javier Quesada (IVIE), José Antonio Herce (Analistas Financieros Internacionales, AFI), Ángel Estrada (Oficina Económica del Presidente de España),Antonio Villar (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, UPO), Jesús Rodríguez (UPO), Diego Martínez (UPO), among others (Programme).
Salvador Barrios, Elena Navajas.