Title

Technology and Small Enterprise: Business Benefit or Bane

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

We-B Centre School of Management Information Systems, ECU

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Management

RAS ID

2267

Comments

This article was originally published as: Bode, S. A., & Walker, E. A. (2003). Technology and small enterprise: Business benefit or bane. Proceedings of 4th International WeB Conference (IWC). Perth, WA. We-B Centre School of Management Information Systems, ECU.

Abstract

Technology uptake has become part of everyday reality for most developed countries. Technology uptake has also transformed how businesses operate, with the interenet and e-business having become the most common media/or many business-to-business exchanges. Large businesses have fully embraced technology, however the figures for smaller businesses still inidcate slow uptake. At the smaller end of the market micro and home-based businesses, technology uptake is less than half. There is still a lot of hype surrounding virtual businesses, yet the question needs to be asked - why are the smaller players still reluctant when it comes to technology uptake?

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