Job Hopping, Information Technology Spillovers, and Productivity Growth

@article{Tambe2014JobHI,
  title={Job Hopping, Information Technology Spillovers, and Productivity Growth},
  author={Prasanna Tambe and Lorin M. Hitt},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={60},
  pages={338-355}
}
We show that regional differences in returns to inf rmation technology (IT) investments by US firms are attributable in part to IT spillove rs generated by the flow of IT workers among firms. We use a newly developed source of emp loyee micro-data with employer identifiers and location information to model IT wo rkers’ mobility patterns. Access to an external IT pool that is one standard deviation lar ger than the mean is associated with a substantial increase in the output elasticity of ow n… CONTINUE READING
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