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|Small and Medium Enterprises: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association.
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 economies around the world. Small and Medium Enterprises: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive collection of...
E-Business Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs: Driving Competitiveness
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, João Varajão.
Electronic business plays a central role in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services, and payments. It propels productivity and competitiveness and is accessible to all enterprises, and as such, represents an opportunity also for SME competitiveness. E-Business Issues...
Innovations in SMEs and Conducting E-Business: Technologies, Trends and Solutions
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, João Varajão.
Electronic business (E-Business) plays a central goal in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services, and payments. E-Business is not exclusive for large enterprises. It propels productivity and competitiveness and is accessible to all enterprises, and sophisticated systems...
Digital Economies: SMEs and E-Readiness
Stephen M. Mutula.
Several studies have been made to determine the effectiveness of information and communication technologies within small business enterprises, but the focus on e-readiness assessments have been very limited. Digital Economies: SMEs and E-Readiness provides valuable insights into the current state of...
IT and the Transmission of the SME Culture of Nonprofit Theatres
Julie E. Kendall, Kenneth E. Kendall.
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 small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The authors use the framework provided by the metaphor of the third space as proposed by Bhabha (1994 and...
ERP System Selection Criteria: SMEs’ Perceptions
Andreja Pucihar, Gregor Lenart, Frantisek Sudzina.
This chapter presents the importance of ERP system selection criteria for SMEs. Altogether, 28 ERP selection criteria were investigated. The criteria were grouped into the ERP benefits criteria, ERP system quality criteria, ERP vendor-related criteria and ERP package criteria. The main purpose of the...
Australian SMEs and E-Commerce Adoption: Newer Perspectives
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 Fleischer (1990) model is used in the investigation therefore the main group of factors taken into consideration are environmental...
The Perception of Barriers to E-commerce Adoption by SMEs: A Comparison of Three Countries
Robert C. MacGregor, Deborah Bunker, Mira Kartiwi.
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 e-commerce in the small business sector, studies have shown that it is the larger businesses that have reaped the benefits, with small/medium...
The Role of Organizational Slack in Technology Innovation Adoption for SMEs
Jaume Franquesa, Alan Brandyberry.
This study explores the relevant dimensions of organizational slack in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and investigates their impact on adoption of different types of information technology (IT) innovations. Using recent data from a representative sample of 2,296 U.S. SMEs, the authors find that...
The Dual Lens Method: A Practical Approach to Information Systems Strategy in SMEs.
Peter Marshall, Phyl Willson, Judy Young, Kristy de Salas.
This chapter describes the development and testing of a method for information systems (IS) strategy formulation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A case study describing a practical experience with the method is presented. Essentially the method is comprised of two complementary analyses: an...
The Alignment of Business Strategy with Agile Software Development within SMEs
Pattama Kanavittaya, Jocelyn Armarego, Paula Goulding.
The alignment of business strategy and IT strategy has been recognised as a strategic weapon within organisations. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) also recognise a need for new Information Technology and Information Systems (IT/IS) functions to support business strategies, and provide new...
Deploying the Internet for Leveraging Strategic Assets
Frank Schlemmer, Brian Webb.
SMEs frequently suffer from resource poverty. The authors suggest that the Internet can be used to leverage their strategic assets and propose a theoretical framework with the independent variables business resources, dynamic capabilities and IT assets. Survey data of 146 small firms suggest that the...
Information Technology Interventions for Growth and Competitiveness in Micro-Enterprises
Sajda Qureshi, Mehruz Kamal, Peter Wolcott.
The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to enable these businesses to grow through access to new markets and administrative efficiencies. However, the growth of the smallest of these SMEs which are micro-enterprises is...
Effective Web Presence Solutions for Small Businesses: Strategies for Successful Implementation
Stephen Burgess, Carmine Sellitto, Stan Karanasios.
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 boost company success is Web presence enhancement in alignment with business strategy. Effective Web Presence Solutions for Small...
Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises: Techniques and Case Studies
Hanna Oktaba, Mario Piattini.
Software engineering is of major importance to all enterprises; however, the key areas of software quality and software process improvement standards and models are currently geared toward large organizations, where most software organizations are small and medium enterprises. Software Process...
e-Business, e-Government & Small and Medium-Size Enterprises: Opportunities and Challenges
Brian J. Corbitt, Nabeel Al-Qirim.
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 technological advances. This raises concerns for these SME's success as the Information Age becomes ever more of a reality. e-Business...