Title: Motivation and barriers of ICT adaptation in small and medium-size enterprises
Other Titles: Motivace a bariéry přijetí ICT v malých a středních podnicích
Authors: Antlová, Klára
Citation: E+M. Ekonomie a Management = Economics and Management. 2009, č. 2, s. 140-155.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Technická univerzita v Liberci
Document type: článek
URI: http://www.ekonomie-management.cz/download/1331826716_d7e9/11_antlova.pdf
ISSN: 1212-3609 (Print)
2336-5604 (Online)
Keywords: přijetí informačních technologií;definování úspěchu informančího systému;problémy informačního systému;obchodní strategie;plánování ICT;malé a střední podniky
Keywords in different language: information technology adoption;defining information system success;information systems problems;business strategy;ICT planning;small and medium sized enterprises
Abstract in different language: The objective of this chapter is to emphasize issues connected with adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) as a strategic tool contributing to further organisational growth. This understanding is based on the results of a qualitative analysis of a group of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Gradual development of a group of 30 organisations has been monitored over the last fifteen years during their co-operation with the Technical University of Liberec. These organisations have hosted one-year student placements where students as part of their Bachelor degree course undertake a long term work experience enabling them to integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of their course. During this long period SMEs developed and passed through the different levels of changes that impact their size and style of management. The research focused on SME management‘s approach to ICT, its utilisation for competitive advantage and its relation to and defining of business and information strategy. Other aspects of the study looked at the effect of ICT on organisational performance, knowledge and skills of the employees, training and organisational culture. The analysed organisations were divided into five groups according to the level of their develo- pment during their business existence. Each group has its specific way of managing the organisa- tion, its organisational structure, presence or absence of the corporate strategy, level of utilisation of ICT, internal and external integration ICT supporting processes in the organisation and way of utilisation of knowledge of the employees. The objective of this division is to emphasize changes of the management information needs and better understand their approach to ICT. The results indicate that successful and growing companies have gradually established business, information and knowledge strategies and use ICT as a strategic advantage.
Rights: © Technická univerzita v Liberci
CC BY-NC 4.0
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