A Coevolutionary Analysis of Organisational Systems and Processes: Quantitative applications to information system dynamics for small entrepreneurial firms in Scotland
AbstractWe present a quantitative, dynamic analysis of coevolution in the new firm. Organisation is treated as a process, rather than a state, involving the simultaneous evolution of interacting systems within, and between, small firms and their environment. Our quantitative analysis uses primary-source, timeelapsed data, obtained by face-to-face interviews with entrepreneurs. We found a link between performance and micro-evolutionary experience. High performers were more innovative, more radical ‘change makers’, more willing to ‘wait and see’, and more willing to use ‘soft’ technologies than low performers.
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Coevolution; accounting information system (AIS); small firms; performance; organisational form; innovation; ‘soft’ technology;
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