This study is an abridgement of a master’s thesis submitted at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw. The aim is to investigate which factors determine the uptake of modern technologies. Particular emphasis was placed on determinants related to human capital, organisational capital and the wider business environment. Using a series of regressions based on data for 14 sectors in 21 OECD countries over the period 2012–2018, it is shown that both human and organisational capital are important complementary factors to modern technology. Moreover, market regulations, especially those related to the labour market and the stimulation of innovation in economies, play an important role in the adoption of digital technologies and reinforce the positive impact of human and organisational capital in the diffusion of modern technological solutions.
Working paper # 1/2021
Human capital, organizational capital, business environment and digital technology absorption – an empirical approach
A. Gołębiewska, J. Siwińska-Gorzelak, Human capital, organizational capital, business environment and digital technology absorption - an empirical approach, DELab Digital Working Studies 1/2021, Warszawa 2021