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An Innovative Framework Supporting SME Networks for Complex Product Manufacturing [chapter]

Luis Maia Carneiro, Ricardo Almeida, Américo Lopes Azevedo, Timo Kankaanpaa, A. H. M. Shamsuzzoha
2010 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Such trend demands appropriate methods for network formation and management, including reference collaboration processes and supporting ICT tools.  ...  This framework includes methodologies, processes and ICT decision support tools aiming at the efficient creation and management of these networks assuring quick response times and competitive and differentiated  ...  The authors also extend their acknowledgments to anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and support.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15961-9_24 fatcat:zkx2cye53zhbtfnsgabno4opte

The Potential of Cloud Computing as an Alternative Technology for SMEs in South Africa

Mpho J. Mohlameane, Nkqubela L. Ruxwana
2013 Journal of Economics Business and Management  
SMEs operate in competitive markets for business growth and sustainability.  ...  Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions have the potential to increase SMEs competitiveness thus contributes towards business sustainability.  ...  , Network Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and so forth [21] - [23] .  ... 
doi:10.7763/joebm.2013.v1.85 fatcat:rahxafidvve3tfouglfknwrfwm

ICT Implementation of Small- and Medium-Sized Construction Enterprises: Organizational Characteristics, Driving Forces, and Value Perceptions

Hao Lu, Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi, Guangbin Wang, Yingxia Xue, Dan Tan
2019 Sustainability  
These findings provide insights for researchers and policymakers, allowing them to develop an in-depth understanding of the stimuli that are advantageous in ICT implementation in construction SMEs in developing  ...  The analysis results indicate that the engagement of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in ICT is a function of their annual sales turnover and the location in which they are operating, but no  ...  and Georgia Tech for their valuable assistance during the research design and data collection processes.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11123441 fatcat:jzu2kblajbhv7dotre646q3tye


K. Johnston, S. Parker, K.D. Tu, F. Mosoval
2010 Jurnal Informatika  
The transformational model of ICT use was analysed to establish how SMEs in South Africa achieve business value from ICT and what management practices are most effective.  ...  Implications of the research are that management practices are an important factor that influences the value from ICT, and that the more management practices organisations implement, the greater the business  ...  Management practices that are strongly associated with recognition of benefits from ICT in SMEs ICT planning and Strategic planning are the strongest practices associated with the recognition of benefits  ... 
doi:10.9744/informatika.10.1.60-66 fatcat:hdbhd3ellzhd7f6lpyilx547pm

Strategic Planning and Competitive Advantage of ICT Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya

Zachary B. Awino
2013 Business and Management Horizons  
The Paper is the research findings on the role of strategic planning and competitive advantage of ICT Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya.  ...  These challenges have increased the need for empirical information which is essential for decision making in addressing issues that are likely to enhance SMEs survival and growth.  ...  using survey method from three categories of employees, namely the owners and top managers, middle level managers and lower level employees of the ICT SMEs in Nairobi using a questionnaire that comprised  ... 
doi:10.5296/bmh.v1i1.3942 fatcat:byckyv5y4ffu3b32bn3gwd42mu

Assessing the Readiness by SMEs and Financial Institutions in The Establishment of an Integrated ICT Infrastructure for Financial Transactions in Kenya

M. Achieng
2013 International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems  
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) , mostly in the third world countries face many challenges in the management of finances; namely: the ability to determine daily net earnings after the daily ratios  ...  for recurrent monthly deductions such loan premiums and utility bills are made.  ...  The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [13] , devised a strategy as a work plan to support MSMEs.  ... 
doi:10.11648/j.ijiis.20130202.13 fatcat:bdqxulkncngqhm7cxv6jzlhnb4

Developing a Profile of Small-Medium Companies in Leveraging IT for Sustainable Competitiveness

Raja Haslinda Raja Mohd Ali, Rosli Mohamad, Ku Maisurah Ku Bahador
2018 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Apart from human resource, financing, innovativeness, and legal environment, availability of timely and relevant information in support of business's decision making is highly crucial for ensuring its  ...  Consequently, IS planning is getting paramount to promote effective management of IT/IS within SME sector.  ...  Various barriers have been attributed for the slow progress of IS acceptance among SMEs. Factors such as top management support and limited knowledge are among highly cited reasons [28] .  ... 
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1019/1/012087 fatcat:h4g6utymz5ap7g7rdqdj7z43zy

Developing Business Architecture for SMEs: A Strategic Tool for Capability Orchestration and Managing Dynamisms

Seyran Dehbokry, Eng K. Chew
2015 Journal of Innovation Management in Small and Medium Enterprises  
of resources and ICT capabilities to create sustained value.  ...  Competing in a dynamic ecosystem, SMEs need a strategic tool for managing co-evolution with the dynamic market in order to create sustained value.  ...  In essence, resource shortages drive SMEs to seek for a simple, quick-action strategic management framework for managing the entire strategic ICTs planning and implementation lifecycle that can be readily  ... 
doi:10.5171/2015.774202 fatcat:h3lu7q7b5rbn7njti2c7tv2q3q

Role of Information and Communication Technology Solutions on the Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises: Case of Nairobi County

Shadrack M. Mwangangi, Ombuki Charles, Gregory Odote
2014 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
Planning (ERP) systems, and use social media technologies affects the growth of SMEs.  ...  Research should be conducted to identify additional challenges that will enable SMEs operations to be efficient, cost-effective to ensure their growth and sustainability.  ...  Charles Ombuki and Mr. Gregory Odote for their helpful comments and suggestions right from the draft of the proposal to the final project submission.  ... 
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v4-i9/1166 fatcat:73tnw5dmcbdojnfbkrtawniq2u

From local networks of SMEs to virtual districts?

Maria Chiarvesio, Eleonora Di Maria, Stefano Micelli
2004 Research Policy  
Industrial districts as local networks of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) rooted their competitiveness in a mix of economic relationships and social ties.  ...  the district economic model and new technologies should not be taken for granted.  ...  On line Web-based content management will be the main priority for SMEs in the near future (i.e. definition of product cards, technical specifications, documents supporting sales).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.respol.2004.08.009 fatcat:2anpdfzy7zauzo4s77pw67rv4y

Exploring SME Perceptions of Sustainable Product Service Systems

Ricardo J. Hernandez-Pardo, Tracy Bhamra, Ran Bhamra
2013 IEEE transactions on engineering management  
According to his model of adoption and use of ICTs in SMEs, almost all the firms interrogated are in early stages of adoption with basic technologies for communication and for information management.  ...  Additionally, this methodology is not focused on the development of PSS based on the use of ICTs and the implications of these technologies for the design process and the resulting products.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tem.2012.2215961 fatcat:pmv4iiagmrbz5n6ytcsx7oy62m

Proposal of a reference model for fashionable and healthy goods production in SME networks

Valentina Franchini, Joao Bastos, Americo Azevedo, Rosanna Fornasiero
2012 2012 18th International ICE Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation  
Consumer needs and expectations of specific target groups -such as elderly, obese, disabled, or diabetic persons -are arising as challenging opportunities for European consumer goods companies which are  ...  This paper aims at proposing an innovative collaborative Reference Model that supports in Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) supply networks in meeting the needs of specific consumer target groups.  ...  The authors wish to acknowledge the Commission for the support.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ice.2012.6297703 fatcat:ul5d6ygmzzbufdm2keghfu4qnq

Use Of Ict In Smes Management Within The Sector Of Services

Plumb Ion, Zamfir Andreea
2008 Annals of the University of Oradea: Economic Science  
We consider that ICT should be used in small business management within the sector of services because ICT are key tools in management processes and could improve managerial practices.  ...  Within the knowledge-based economy, SMEs are facing both opportunities and challenges due to the information and communication technologies development.  ...  Furthermore, in a knowledge management context, ICT can support transformation within and between tacit and explicit knowledge.  ... 
doaj:35a027c5bf1145038194928192f2183a fatcat:aidixnor35hyleu7s7dfaidp7m

Entrepreneurial orientation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysian information communication technology (ICT) sector

Rosmini Omar
2011 African Journal of Business Management  
The empirical work combined survey and case studies of 24 small and medium enterprises (SME), some of which have steered their organizations from humble start-ups to professional ventures.  ...  This paper describes the unique entrepreneurial orientation of Malaysian entrepreneurs in the information communication technology (ICT) industry as they led companies in an environment that reflected  ...  In this research, we discovered that all the ICT SMEs involved in the research have sustained business for more than five years and were led by the founders.  ... 
doi:10.5897/ajbm11.1575 fatcat:52smtvqpqnhjvbjlnnar6k75gu

Collaborative Networks Model for Clothing and Footwear Business Sector [chapter]

João Bastos, Valentina Franchini, Américo Azevedo, Rosanna Fornasiero
2012 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
for Fashionable and Healthy Clothing & Footwear products.  ...  This paper aims at propose a three level (strategic, tactical, and operational) reference model to support the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) collaborative supply networks in addressing the need  ...  In particular: knowledge on the requirements of target groups, ICT infrastructure to support the whole business model, organizational aspects to manage the supply network and sustainability to guarantee  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32775-9_36 fatcat:k5vurpzx7zayphltxt4vyycbli
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