ALDERETE Maria Veronica
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Internet Incidence on SME?s Sales
ALDERETE MARÍA VERÓNICA
Trends in E-Business, E-Services, and E-Commerce: Impact of Technology on Goods, Services, and Business Transactions
Año: 2014; p. 175 - 190
The purpose of this paper is to determine how much is the ?bonus? or ?prize? to the sales per worker of Internet-using firms compared to not Internet-using firms. The authors employ some matching techniques based on an Argentinean database. The authors first present a binary logit model, in which the dependent variable is a dichotomous variable equal to 1 if the firm adopted Internet and 0 otherwise, to evaluate the factors that influence a firm?s probability of adopting Internet. A propensity score matching (PSM) model is then used to assess the impact of using Internet on the sales per worker. The authors find statically significant differences in the sales average between firms that are similar in many dimensions such as location, size, and sales market except for the Internet adoption decision. By probing that Internet access improves SME?s sales, the chapter is validating the Public Sector ICT modernization programs for SME. The contribution of this paper consists of using a well known technique as PSM to analyze a recent field of research which is the contribution of Internet adoption to the firm?s sales per worker.