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– The aim of the paper is to explore conceptually and the application of the concept of IT readiness to firms. Design/methodology/approach – The approach was a questionnaire administered to small business owners in the Liguria of Italy. Data were using factor and cluster Findings – IT readiness concept valid with the emergence of constructs: strategic vision; management capability; and IT application The date analysis yielded distinctive and varying profiles of business owners. Research – This quantitative study a cross section of small suggests antecedents to change been ignored relative to IT decisions. Practical implications – of policy and support services a much more nuanced to small businesses. Originality/value – are very few studies of IT readiness in the making the paper original in its The construction of the IT readiness concept robust when subjected to testing and yields a number of small business profiles respect to IT.

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Purpose – The of this paper is to investigate quality in rural firms in countries, by using Gonzalez and Web Assessment Index (WAI). is an assertion in the literature that is lower amongst rural than urban firms, and amongst small firms large firms. The disadvantages of of access to skills and economic in rural areas are attributed to Concurrently, there is reason to that the websites of firms in economies may be higher quality those in market economies. The aims to explore websites in rural regions to investigate if occurs. Design/methodology/approach – To evaluate quality the WAI was applied to a sample of 60 firms representing 15 each in New Zealand, Southern Russia and Province in China. Analysis of the data was performed using a of established methods. Findings – The WAI is of use in of website quality management. comparisons between the quality of in the sample of small rural with those of large in previous studies support the that large firms have better quality Results also illustrate there are some differences in quality between rural businesses in the different locations. In small rural firms in Province in China had websites of better quality than elsewhere. The authors conclude skills, knowledge and infrastructure a bearing on the sophistication of small websites. Research limitations/implications – include that variation in the economy by region prevails as the economy is not, as often a homogeneous

concept. Practical implications – are implications in terms of exploring the of regulation, culture and infrastructure on small to medium-sized enterprises The internet may indeed contribute to economies, but only insofar as it is by infrastructure and access to skills, and by and perceived usefulness by business Originality/value – The paper contributes to the of rural entrepreneurship as a heterogeneous by comparing practice in four rural regions. It also weight to the emerging identification of factors as being at least as a factor in determining the use of ICT in rural as endogenous motivations, skills and

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Purpose – Based on from the innovation diffusion the purpose of this paper is to an integrated model of electronic (EC) adoption in small (SBs) of developing countries. The model specifies variables at level as the primary determinants to EC in SBs. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire-based survey was conducted to collect from 268 owner/managers of SBs in Iran. The were analysed using analysis. Subsequently, six hypotheses derived and tested by hierarchical regression and logistic regression Findings – Perceived benefits, compatibility, perceived risks, costs, and innovativeness were to be the significant determinants of decision to EC. Likewise, discussion on discriminators adopters and non-adopters of different EC has been provided. Research – Cross-sectional data of this tends to have certain when it comes to explaining the of causality of the relationships between the The study focuses only on the SBs of Iran. Practical implications – The findings have important for practising managers, information experts, and policy-makers. Governments follow specific policies to institutionalisation of EC in SBs. Similarly, EC and technology providers should with SBs to enhance the compatibility of EC applications with specific of these businesses. Originality/value – To the of the authors’ knowledge, this is perhaps one of the first that the adoption of EC by SBs in a developing country using a research model tests the effects of owner/managers’ on adoption of simple and advanced EC

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Purpose – This aims to empirically explore the TOE factors influencing small to enterprises’ (SMEs’) adoption of applications (EA). Design/methodology/approach – interviews were used to data from a random of SMEs located in the northwest of Using partial least (PLS) technique, 102 responses analysed. Findings – Results that technology, organisation and contexts impact SMEs’ of EA. This suggests that the TOE is indeed a robust tool to the adoption of EA by SMEs. Research – Although this study on examining factors that SMEs’ adoption of a set of systems as CRM and e-procurement, it fails to differentiate factors influencing each of applications. The model used in study can be used by software not only in developing marketing that can target potential but also to develop strategies to the adoption of EA among SMEs. implications – This model be used by software vendors to which SMEs they target with their It can also be used by policy to develop strategies to increase the of EA adoption among SMEs. – This paper provides a that can predict SMEs’ of EA. SMEs, adoption, enterprise enterprise systems, ICT, technology-organisation-environment framework, TOE

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Purpose – The purpose of paper is to address the current in the literature on social media within a small to medium-sized (SME) context. The authors an action research methodology and in-depth case analysis of SME cases aim to develop a theoretical through which more social media adoption by can be better understood. Design/methodology/approach – In study a deep and enduring between the research team and small to medium-sized firms a period of two years, from informed the emergence and development of a model. In this research, an action research methodology, the examine the nature and character of the being faced by SME owner/managers as consider adopting and utilising media for commercial advantage and the of the model through this Findings – The insights gained the case companies indicated a of different approaches to social adoption which often by organisational context and staff level. A universally common for thinking about social adoption was that the case shared an anxiety were not to adopt what was perceived to be a new tool for business growth. evidence was found in the cases of adoption behaviour being by a purposeful or thoughtful agenda which value could be to the customer experience. Research – Implications cluster around of customer orientation in the case under study and the extent to owner/managers are seduced by the capability of new without thinking through the way in such new technology might add to customers. This raises an for further research in the specific of social media adoption in SMEs and more generally at the interface. Limitations of this

include the relatively small and the locus of the study being to Ireland. Practical implications – At the of practice there are significant for decision makers in small to become more attuned to how can meaningfully add value to the customer For educators, trainers and consultants are implications for a more questioning and perspective to be undertaken when owner/managers on the merits of new technology Originality/value – The paper adds to the literature in social media but is distinctive given the longitudinal of the study and the evolution of a model identifies and describes the issues in the world of the SME practitioner with to the new world of social media.

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