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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26765
Title:
Strategic Intent and E-Business in SMEs: Enablers and Inhibitors
Authors:
Levy, Margi; Powell, Philip; Worrall, Les
Abstract:
Small firms’ use of e-business is limited, and little is known about what drives them to embrace e-business. Using survey data from 354 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK West Midlands, this paper investigates e-business use and drivers. It first discusses different growth strategies adopted by SMEs and then reviews Internet adoption in SMEs. Drivers and inhibitors of e-business are identified. Three research questions are derived: Does strategic intent drive e-business adoption, and is it a factor of market position or product innovation? Is this consistent across sectors? How is strategic intent and industry adoption influenced by the enablers and inhibitors of e-business adoption? This research demonstrates that strategic intent influences decisions to invest in e-business. Those SMEs remaining in their existing markets are the least likely to invest, primarily due to the Internet not being seen as necessary for growth. Product innovation rather than market penetration drives e-business, and e-business drivers and inhibitors provide insights into this.
Citation:
Information Resources Management Journal, 18(4): 1-20
Publisher:
Information Resources Management Association
Journal:
Information Resources Management Journal
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26765
Additional Links:
http://is2.lse.ac.uk/asp/aspecis/20040093.pdf; http://www.igi-global.com/articles/details.asp?ID=5264
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1040-1628; 1533-7979
Appears in Collections:
Management Research Centre

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLevy, Margi-
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Philip-
dc.contributor.authorWorrall, Les-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-19T14:51:25Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-19T14:51:25Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationInformation Resources Management Journal, 18(4): 1-20en
dc.identifier.issn1040-1628-
dc.identifier.issn1533-7979-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/26765-
dc.description.abstractSmall firms’ use of e-business is limited, and little is known about what drives them to embrace e-business. Using survey data from 354 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK West Midlands, this paper investigates e-business use and drivers. It first discusses different growth strategies adopted by SMEs and then reviews Internet adoption in SMEs. Drivers and inhibitors of e-business are identified. Three research questions are derived: Does strategic intent drive e-business adoption, and is it a factor of market position or product innovation? Is this consistent across sectors? How is strategic intent and industry adoption influenced by the enablers and inhibitors of e-business adoption? This research demonstrates that strategic intent influences decisions to invest in e-business. Those SMEs remaining in their existing markets are the least likely to invest, primarily due to the Internet not being seen as necessary for growth. Product innovation rather than market penetration drives e-business, and e-business drivers and inhibitors provide insights into this.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInformation Resources Management Associationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://is2.lse.ac.uk/asp/aspecis/20040093.pdfen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.igi-global.com/articles/details.asp?ID=5264en
dc.subjectSmall and medium sized enterprisesen
dc.subjectInternet adoptionen
dc.subjectE-businessen
dc.subjectStrategic intenten
dc.subjectSMEs-
dc.subjectE-commerce-
dc.titleStrategic Intent and E-Business in SMEs: Enablers and Inhibitorsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInformation Resources Management Journalen
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