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An exploration of the attitudes and strategic responses of soleproprietor micro-enterprises in adopting information and communication technology
journal contributionposted on 2023-07-26, 14:06 authored by Paul Jones, Geoff Simmons, Gary Packham, Paul Beynon-Davies, David Pickernell
This 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.
Publication titleInternational Small Business Journal