Title: Digital transformation in small and medium-sized enterprises: business model innovation and information technology adoption - the case of Austria

Authors: Robert Eller; Christopher Kronenberg; Mike Peters

Addresses: University of Innsbruck, Karl-Rahner Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria ' University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Maria Jakobi Gasse 1/3.4, Media Quarter Marx, 1030 Vienna, Austria ' University of Innsbruck, Karl-Rahner Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Abstract: This study investigates digital technology adoption and business model innovation in Austrian small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and the related impact on firm performance. Empirical findings based on a survey of 121 SMEs in Austria suggest that digital technology adoption is mediated by business model innovation, and increases the financial performance of SMEs in Austria. This study contributes to a growing interest in the digital transformation and business model innovation in SMEs which facilitate firm performance. Managerial and academic impacts are also discussed.

Keywords: digital transformation; SME; performance; information technology adoption; business model innovation; BMI; Austria.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2023.129294

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2023 Vol.48 No.3, pp.318 - 342

Received: 12 Apr 2019
Accepted: 19 Jan 2020

Published online: 06 Mar 2023 *

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