Computer use and productivity growth in Federal government agencies, 1987 to 1992 by William Lehr

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  • Office practice in government -- Automation -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
  • Government productivity -- United States.,
  • Computers -- Economic aspects -- United States.

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StatementWilliam Lehr, Frank R. Lichtenberg.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 5616, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 5616.
ContributionsLichtenberg, Frank R., National Bureau of Economic Research.
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LC ClassificationsHB1 .W654 no. 5616
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Pagination32 p. ;
Number of Pages32
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Open LibraryOL22412790M

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