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Information and Communication Technology Capabilities, Environmental Characteristics and Small Firm Survival
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3255-414X
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8770-8874
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Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although a potentially costly investment, information and communication technology capability (ICT capabilities) has received increasing attention for its potential for improving firm performance. Less is known about the long-term effects of such capability investments which can be understood in ICT capability construct dimensions such as the technical knowledge about ICT, knowledge about ICT operations, and investments in ICT objects such as presence of hardware, IT personnel and IT infrastructure. In a longitudinal multi-year empirical study, we empirically examine the relevance of building ICT capabilities for the long term survival of small firms. We find that ICT capabilities reduce likelihood of failure, and that at higher levels of environmental dynamism and environmental complexity the likelihood of small firms failure is further reduced by such capabilities. The study implications points to the importance of recognizing potential benefits of building ICT capabilities for long term survival.

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2013.
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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39553Local ID: e5dadc5f-5f3c-4435-b492-521bf082d69bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-39553DiVA: diva2:1013067
Conference
Uddevalla Symposium 2013 : Innovation, High-growth Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 13/05/2013 - 15/05/2013
Projects
CiiR-Centre for Inter-Organizational Innovation Research
Note
Godkänd; 2013; 20130507 (vinpar)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2016-12-12Bibliographically approved

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