SMEs and New Technologies: Learning E-Business and Development

SMEs and New Technologies: Learning E-Business and Development

by B. Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, K. Lal

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Overview

SMEs and New Technologies: Learning E-Business and Development by B. Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, K. Lal

This books looks specifically at ICT adoption and learning trajectories in developing countries; a context characterized by skill deficiencies and weak institutional support. The authors employ a theoretical framework and research techniques to present firm-level evidence on learning in firms in an Internet-based production environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230002012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/21/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

BANJI OYELARAN-OYEYINKA is currently Professor and Senior Researcher at the United Nations University-Institute for New Technologies (UNU-INTECH), The Netherlands. Up until early 2001, he was Senior Economic Affairs Officer with the UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland. He has published widely in international journals and his most recent book is Learning to Compete in African Industry (Ashgate Publishing, 2006).

KAUSHALESH LAL earned his PhD degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is currently a Researcher at the UNU-INTECH, The Netherlands. He has authored a book on the causes and consequences of the adoption of ICTs, and has published several articles in international journals.

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements Introduction Methodological Framework for Studying SME Clusters Adoption of E-Business and Industry-Specific Factors Determinants of E-Business Adoption Learning New Technologies by SMEs: Mechanisms and Trajectories Institutional Infrastructure Supporting E-Business Adoption Collective Action, Competitiveness and E-Business Technologies Growth of Employment and the Adoption of E-Business New Technologies and Export Performance of SMEs Conclusions References

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