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Exploring the IT usage in SMEs from New Zealand, Columbia and Chile using action-research methodology

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dc.contributor.author Cataldo, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Sepúlveda, Marcos
dc.contributor.author McQueen, Robert J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-15T01:15:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-15T01:15:57Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-05-01
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Cataldo, A., Sepúlveda, M., & McQueen, R. J. (2012). Exploring the IT usage in SMEs from New Zealand, Columbia and Chile using action-research methodology. Journal of Innovation Management in Small & Medium Enterprises, 1-8. en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn 1460-1060
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6840
dc.description.abstract The theory on the adoption and use of information technology (IT) in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is abundant. However, methodologically speaking, action-research (AR) has been little explored as a method of construction of this theory, despite the use of this methodology could improve understanding of how SMEs use IT. Therefore, we researched the use of IT in SMEs using a methodology adapted from AR. The methodology was tested in companies from New Zealand, Colombia and Chile. The use of this methodology was well evaluated by the top management of SMEs, in fact, the recommendations coming from the analysis were well received by the management of participants. These results are auspicious regarding the use of AR in SMEs and could help encourage other researchers to use this methodology, which remains little used in information systems research. en_NZ
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher IBIMA Publishing en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Innovation Management in Small & Medium Enterprises
dc.rights Copyright © 2012 Alejandro Cataldo, Marcos Sepúlveda and Robert J. McQueen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License unported 3.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that original work is properly cited. en_NZ
dc.subject action-research en_NZ
dc.subject SMEs en_NZ
dc.subject IT en_NZ
dc.subject IT use en_NZ
dc.title Exploring the IT usage in SMEs from New Zealand, Columbia and Chile using action-research methodology en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.5171/2012.990825 en_NZ


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