A firm-level analysis of ICT adoption in an emerging economy: Evidence from the Colombian manufacturing industries Academic Article


  • Industrial and Corporate Change


  • © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Associazione ICC.This study examines information and communication technologies (ICT) adoption among 3759 Colombian manufacturing firms to identify factors that are pertinent to the adoption and usage of ICT at the firm level. This article also attempts to ascertain if the determinants of a firm's ICT adoption vary across the firm size. Our major findings show that three main factors are complementary to a firm's ICT adoption: human capital, organizational changes, and innovation results. Also, firms facing competition in markets abroad are more likely to adopt ICT. Information spillover within the industry is also identified as a determinant of ICT adoptions by firms.

publication date

  • 2015/1/1


  • Emerging economies
  • Factors
  • Firm size
  • Human capital
  • Industry
  • Information and communication technology
  • Information spillover
  • Levels of analysis
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Organizational change
  • Organizational innovation
  • Technology adoption

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-6491

number of pages

  • 31

start page

  • 191

end page

  • 221