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Small and Medium Enterprises: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Reference Book
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Copyright © 2013.
Small and medium enterprises outnumber major corporations by a large margin, and will continue to play an essential role in the innovation and competition of...
E-Business Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs: Driving Competitiveness
Reference Book
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), João Varajão (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2011.
Electronic business plays a central role in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services, and payments. It propels productivity and...
Innovations in SMEs and Conducting E-Business: Technologies, Trends and Solutions
Reference Book
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), João Varajão (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2011.
Electronic business (E-Business) plays a central goal in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services, and payments. E-Business is not...
Digital Economies: SMEs and E-Readiness
Reference Book
Stephen M. Mutula (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright © 2010.
Several studies have been made to determine the effectiveness of information and communication technologies within small business enterprises, but the focus on...
Global Perspectives on Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Information Systems: International Approaches
Reference Book
Pratyush Bharati (University of Massachusetts, USA), In Lee (Western Illinois University, USA), Abhijit Chaudhury (Bryant University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a critical role in rejuvenating and sustaining the modern economy, generating substantial employment and serving as...
Connecting Small and Medium Enterprises to the New Consumer: The Web 2.0 as Marketing Tool
Book Chapter
Efthymios Constantinides (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter explains the nature, effects and current standing of the new generation of Internet applications, commonly known as Social Media or Web 2.0, reviews...
Leveraging University Research to Assist SMEs in Legacy Industrial Era Regions: The Case of I-99 Corridor
Book Chapter
Arvind Karunakaran (The Pennsylvania State University, USA), Sandeep Purao (The Pennsylvania State University, USA), Brian Cameron (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in legacy industrial era regions face unique challenges that vary from the challenges faced by SMEs in other regions....
IT and the Transmission of the SME Culture of Nonprofit Theatres
Book Chapter
Julie E. Kendall (Rutgers University, USA), Kenneth E. Kendall (Rutgers University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
It is often assumed in the MIS literature and in practice that only large organizations are capable of transmitting culture and information technology (IT) to...
ERP System Selection Criteria: SMEs’ Perceptions
Book Chapter
Andreja Pucihar (University of Maribor, Slovenia), Gregor Lenart (University of Maribor, Slovenia), Frantisek Sudzina (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter presents the importance of ERP system selection criteria for SMEs. Altogether, 28 ERP selection criteria were investigated. The criteria were grouped...
Managing Impressions of SME Legitimacy: Valuing Information and Communications Technologies as Signals and Symbols
Book Chapter
Susan J. Winter (National Science Foundation, USA), Connie Marie Gaglio (San Francisco State University, USA), Hari K. Rajagopalan (Francis Marion University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
To succeed, SMEs must create legitimacy by mimicking the cues that signal credibility to convince potential stakeholders that something stands behind their...
A Comparative Study of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Australia and Singapore: Overall Satisfaction of Electronic Commerce Implementation
Book Chapter
Sandy Chong (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright © 2010.
Since July 2003, Australia demonstrated the promotion of EC outside the country by forming an international EC partnership with Singapore. While both countries...
Australian SMEs and E-Commerce Adoption: Newer Perspectives
Book Chapter
Ada Scupola (Roskilde University, Denmark)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter presents the results of a study on factors affecting adoption of e-commerce in small and medium size enterprises in Australia. The Tornatsky and...
The Perception of Barriers to E-commerce Adoption by SMEs: A Comparison of Three Countries
Book Chapter
Robert C. MacGregor (University of Wollongong, Australia), Deborah Bunker (University of Sydney, Australia), Mira Kartiwi (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Copyright © 2010.
Electronic commerce (e-commerce) has been utilised as a vehicle to rapidly transform the world into an information society. Yet despite the proven potential of...
The Role of Organizational Slack in Technology Innovation Adoption for SMEs
Book Chapter
Jaume Franquesa (Kent State University, USA), Alan Brandyberry (Kent State University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
This study explores the relevant dimensions of organizational slack in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and investigates their impact on adoption of different...
The Dual Lens Method: A Practical Approach to Information Systems Strategy in SMEs.
Book Chapter
Peter Marshall (University of Tasmania, Australia), Phyl Willson (University of Tasmania, Australia), Judy Young (University of Tasmania, Australia), Kristy de Salas (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter describes the development and testing of a method for information systems (IS) strategy formulation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A case...
The Alignment of Business Strategy with Agile Software Development within SMEs
Book Chapter
Pattama Kanavittaya (Murdoch University, Australia), Jocelyn Armarego (Murdoch University, Australia), Paula Goulding (Murdoch University, Australia)
Copyright © 2010.
The alignment of business strategy and IT strategy has been recognised as a strategic weapon within organisations. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) also...
Supporting SMEs Towards E-Business Success: Exploring the Importance of Training, Competence and Stimulation.
Book Chapter
Tom R. Eikebrokk (University of Agder, Norway), Dag H. Olsen (University of Agder, Norway)
Copyright © 2010.
The low e-Business implementation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is an important issue in most countries. This chapter examines the relationship...
Deploying the Internet for Leveraging Strategic Assets
Book Chapter
Frank Schlemmer (Optik Schlemmer, Germany), Brian Webb (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
Copyright © 2010.
SMEs frequently suffer from resource poverty. The authors suggest that the Internet can be used to leverage their strategic assets and propose a theoretical...
Business Process Digitalization and New Product Development: An Empirical Study of Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers
Book Chapter
Jun Li (University of New Hampshire, USA), Michael Merenda (University of New Hampshire, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Previous research has largely ignored how business process digitalization across the value chain enhances firm innovation. This chapter examines the relationship...
Information Technology Interventions for Growth and Competitiveness in Micro-Enterprises
Book Chapter
Sajda Qureshi (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA), Mehruz Kamal (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA), Peter Wolcott (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to enable these businesses to grow...
Effective Web Presence Solutions for Small Businesses: Strategies for Successful Implementation
Reference Book
Stephen Burgess (Victoria University, Australia), Carmine Sellitto (Victoria University, Australia), Stan Karanasios (Leeds University Business School, AIMTech Research Group, UK )
Copyright © 2009.
Over the past several years, a great deal of research has been devoted to the use of information technology by small businesses. One technological tool now used to...
Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises: Techniques and Case Studies
Reference Book
Hanna Oktaba (Nacional Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico), Mario Piattini (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Copyright © 2008.
Software engineering is of major importance to all enterprises; however, the key areas of software quality and software process improvement standards and models...
Small Business Clustering Technologies: Applications in Marketing, Management, IT and Economics
Reference Book
Robert MacGregor (University of Wollongong, Australia), Ann T. Hodgkinson
Copyright © 2007.
Small Business Clustering Technology: Applications in Marketing, Management, Finance and IT examines the development and role of small business clusters from a...
e-Business, e-Government & Small and Medium-Size Enterprises: Opportunities and Challenges
Reference Book
Brian J. Corbitt, Nabeel Al-Qirim
Copyright © 2004.
Much of the e-commerce and IT research in small and medium sized enterprises (SME) indicates that these smaller businesses are lagging behind in implementing...
Electronic Commerce in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises: Frameworks, Issues and Implications
Reference Book
Nabeel Al-Qirim
Copyright © 2004.
Electronic Commerce in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises: Frameworks, Issues and Implications addresses eCommerce issues in small to medium-sized enterprises...

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