Digital Divide Decoded: Can E-Commerce and Remote Workforces Enhance Enterprise Resilience in the COVID-19 Era?

Publication | August 2022

Using a sample of more than 12,000 firms in 32 countries, this paper empirically examines the impact of digital technology on the resilience of enterprises during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

After controlling for firm characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and pandemic prevalence, the paper finds that digital technology had a significant and positive effect on firm performance during the pandemic. The evidence suggests that key channels of resilience are electronic commerce and remote work.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Related Literature
  • Methodology
  • Data Description
  • Results and Discussions
  • Concluding Remarks

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Economics
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Social protection - labor and employment
Pages
  • 34
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • WPS220332-2
ISBN
  • 2313-6537 (print)
  • 2313-6545 (electronic)

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