Title: Adoption of ICT among small business: vision vs. reality

Authors: Yin Leng Tan, Linda A. Macaulay

Addresses: Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, Sackville Street, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK. ' Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, Sackville Street, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present a case study of the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) among 6000 small businesses within a locality of Greater Manchester, England. The paper presents an analysis of factors affecting adoption and discusses the wider implications for achieving the European vision of regional |digital ecosystems|.

Keywords: information technology; communications; ICT adoption; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; collaborative information technology; CIT; digital ecosystems; regional economic growth; business portals; UK; United Kingdom; small business.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2007.012973

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2007 Vol.5 No.2, pp.188 - 203

Published online: 02 Apr 2007 *

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