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Information technology and competitiveness: evidence from micro, small and medium enterprises in Cimahi District, Indonesia

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  • Maman Setiawan
  • Rina Indiastuti
  • Peggie Destevanie

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This paper investigates the role of information technology in its contribution toward the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises. The data used in the analysis is based on a survey of micro, small and medium enterprises in Cimahi District, Jawa Barat (West Java) Province, Indonesia. Variables to measure the degree of adoption of information technology, competitiveness, and other control latent variables are constructed by factor analysis using various relevant indicators. Path analysis is also undertaken to investigate the effect of the adoption of information technology on competitiveness. This research found that there is a lack of use of information technologies among the micro, small and medium enterprises surveyed. The information technologies are used for some purposes such as administration, marketing, production, and other activities related to the business. This research also found that the adoption of information technology has a positive contribution to competitiveness.

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  • Maman Setiawan & Rina Indiastuti & Peggie Destevanie, 2015. "Information technology and competitiveness: evidence from micro, small and medium enterprises in Cimahi District, Indonesia," International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 25(4), pages 475-493.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijesbu:v:25:y:2015:i:4:p:475-493
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