The effects of an embedded silver layer on the electrical properties of zinc oxide (ZnO) / silver (Ag)/ zinc oxide (ZnO) layered composite structures on polymer substrates have been investigated. We have engineered transparent conducting oxide structures with greatly improved conductivity. Electrical properties are correlated with Ag thickness. Film thicknesses were determined using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. Hall effect, 4-point probe, and UV-Vis spectrophotometer analyses were used to characterize electrical and optical properties. The results show that carrier concentration, mobility, and conductivity increase with Ag thickness. Increasing Ag thickness from 8 to 14 nm enhances sheet resistance and resistivity by six orders of magnitude. We describe of the influence of Ag thickness on electrical properties of the ZnO/Ag/ZnO composite and propose a conduction mechanism for this system.