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Las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en la economía social andaluza


  • Francisco Espasandín Bustelo

    () (Universidad de Sevilla)

  • Cristóbal Casanueva Rocha

    () (Universidad de Sevilla)

  • Juan Domingo Ganaza Vargas

    () (Universidad de Sevilla)


This paper focuses on the effects of new information and communications technologies (NICT) on innovation and internationalisation in enterprises in the Social Economy. It begins by identifying strategic groups within enterprises by their functional choices of NICT. Extensive field work was carried out involving personal interviews with those responsible for 515 Andalusian enterprises. The results show that the positioning of enterprises with regard to NICT is linked to factors such as the size, location, sector of activity and time of first contact with IT. This positioning determines the commitment to innovation both now and in the future, and affects expectations for processes of internationalisation.

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  • Francisco Espasandín Bustelo & Cristóbal Casanueva Rocha & Juan Domingo Ganaza Vargas, 2004. "Las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en la economía social andaluza," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 49, pages 193-215, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2004:i:49:p:193-215

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    Social Economy; strategic groups; NICT; innovation; internationalisation; Andalusia.;

    JEL classification:

    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship
    • L39 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Other
    • M19 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Other
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes


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