Chinese SMES and Information Technology Adoption

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Fong, Michelle Wye Leng (2011) Chinese SMES and Information Technology Adoption. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 8. pp. 313-322. ISSN 1547-5840


In China, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) tend to be slow in adopting and exploiting in-formation technology (IT) as a means of enhancing their sustainability. It is vital for such firms to adopt IT in order to keep up with an IT-based global business environment. Otherwise, they may find themselves at a severe competitive disadvantage. This paper provides an insight into the low adoption of IT in the Chinese SMEs. In addition, it examines how financing constraints and the lack of skilled IT talent within these enterprises can explain the low uptake of IT and the low priority given to IT investment.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 8903 Information Services
Keywords ResPubID24005, SMEs, IT adoption, IT investment, financing, IT talents
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