How Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Use Resource to Manage Business during Information Time
The international business century is coming. The general business shall transfer, collect, manage a lot of information effectively and reduce the cost and impacts. Therefore, during the business century, how do we use the useful information and technology to have more and more opportunities to improve the structure of a business. However, the business style changing, the competiveness improving, and the capability value increasing is achieve.
Using Information technologies(IT) to develop capability is a mean to cope with globalization. Small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Taiwan have higher penetration and potential, however, as White Paper of E-Commercialization described, have lower penetration of infrastructures and applications of Information technologies(IT) than large enterprises. The purpose of this study is to understand what factors affect SMEs¡¦ e-business adoption and IT impacts, and how to formulate managerial regulation of diffuse e-business of SMEs.
Following the purpose, this study develops and empirically tests a theoretical model to explain the SMEs¡¦ e-business adoption and impacts. For the e-business adoption, the theoretical model includes Institutional Theory, external e-business support, and relative advantage to investigate SME¡¦s intensity of e-business adoption. For the impacts, the model examines outcome performances through e-business usage, and the relative moderation effects which contain compatibility and training.
Keyword: Small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) , Information Technologies (IT) , e-business.
Advisor:Tsuang Kuo; Jen-Her Wu; Iuan-yuan Lu
School:National Sun Yat-Sen University
School Location:China - Taiwan
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:e business information technologies small and medium enterprises smes
Date of Publication:08/12/2008