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An exploration of the attitudes and strategic responses of sole-proprietor micro-enterprises in adopting information and communication technology / Paul Jones; Geoff Simmons; Gary Packham; Paul Beynon-Davies; David Pickernell

International Small Business Journal, Volume: 32, Issue: 3, Pages: 285 - 306

Swansea University Author: Paul, Jones

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his article analyses longitudinal case-based research exploring the attitudes and strategic responses of micro-enterprise owners in adopting information and communication technology (ICT). In so doing, it contributes to the limited literature on micro-enterprise ICT adoption, with a particular focus...

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Published in: International Small Business Journal
ISSN: 0266-2426 1741-2870
Published: Sage 2014
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa44596
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Abstract: his article analyses longitudinal case-based research exploring the attitudes and strategic responses of micro-enterprise owners in adopting information and communication technology (ICT). In so doing, it contributes to the limited literature on micro-enterprise ICT adoption, with a particular focus on sole proprietors. It provides a basis for widening the theoretical base of the literature pertaining to ICT adoption on two levels. First, a framework is developed which integrates the findings to illustrate the relationships between attitudes towards ICT adoption, endogenous and exogenous influencers of these attitudes and subsequent strategic response in ICT adoption. Second, building upon this framework the article reveals the unique challenges, opportunities and implications of ICT adoption for sole-proprietor micro-enterprises.
Keywords: ICT adoption, longitudinal case study, micro-enterprise, sole proprietor
College: School of Management
Issue: 3
Start Page: 285
End Page: 306