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SME Flexibility and the Role of Information Systems

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  • Levy, Margi
  • Powell, Philip
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    Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are a major component of all economies and are generally considered to be flexible, adaptive organisations. Although lagging behind their larger counterparts, SMEs are beginning to invest in information systems. Using data derived from a set of manufacturing SMEs located in the U.K., this paper investigates whether SMEs really do exhibit flexibility and if their use of information technology enhances or inhibits such flexibility. Copyright 1998 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

    Volume (Year): 11 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 183-96

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:11:y:1998:i:2:p:183-96

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    1. Ale Ebrahim, Nader & Ahmed, Shamsuddin & Taha, Zahari, 2009. "Virtual R & D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature review," MPRA Paper 27045, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Oct 2009.
    2. Raju, P.S. & Lonial, Subhash C. & Crum, Michael D., 2011. "Market orientation in the context of SMEs: A conceptual framework," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 64(12), pages 1320-1326.
    3. Gavin C Reid, 2000. "Information System Development in the Small Firm," CRIEFF Discussion Papers 0002, Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm.
    4. Gavin C Reid, 1999. "Information and the Small Firm," CRIEFF Discussion Papers 9911, Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm.

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