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Covid-19 spurred a wave of new technology adoption by UK businesses
Juliana Oliveira-Cunha, Capucine Riom and Anna Valero
November 2021
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Tags: covid-19; productivity; technological change; uk economy; innovation

The pandemic spurred three-quarters of firms to adopt new technologies, and businesses are keen to continue with this innovation mindset, which could be harnessed to fulfil the UK's net zero commitments. Anna Valero, Capucine Riom and Juliana Oliveira Cunha find that the innovation response was stronger among larger and more digitised firms, potentially creating a lasting impact on the UK's digital divide.