Assessing the values of EC and IT separately and simultaneously and inputs substitution and complement: The CES-based stochastic frontier approaches

Winston T. Lin, Yueh H. Chen, Chia Ching Chou

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Abstract

The objective of this research is to critically explore four interrelated issues at the country level by evaluating the values of e-commerce (EC) and information technology (IT) both separately and simultaneously; examining the possibilities of complementarity and substitutability phenomena; analyzing the impacts of substitution and complement relations among ordinary capital, ordinary labor, and IT capital on the business values of EC and IT; and revisiting the productivity paradox by using the stochastic frontier approaches, which incorporate the CES production functions. The empirical results imply that it is important to assess the values of EC and IT simultaneously rather than separately.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-121
Number of pages13
JournalInformation and Management
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Complementarity and substitutability phenomena
  • Constant elasticity of substitution (CES) frontier productions
  • Input substitution and complement
  • Productive (technical) efficiency
  • Theory of production
  • Time-varying stochastic production frontier approaches

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