Rethinking technology in the SME context: Affordances, practices and ICTs

Morgan-Thomas, A. (2016) Rethinking technology in the SME context: Affordances, practices and ICTs. International Small Business Journal, 34(8), pp. 1122-1136. (doi: 10.1177/0266242615613839)

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This article advances a novel conceptualization of digital technology and its relationship with small and medium enterprise (SME) business practice. Focusing on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), I expose salient ontological assumptions that guide the dominant models of technology in SME research and calls for their reassessment. Building on the emergent scholarship on technology-in-practice and emphasizing the entanglement and situatedness of technology use, I advance a fresh approach to theorizing and researching the ICT-SME practice nexus. Extending the technology-in-practice perspective into the SME domain, new directions are suggested for ICT scholarship and implications outlined for research, policy, and business practice.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Morgan-Thomas, Professor Anna
Authors: Morgan-Thomas, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:International Small Business Journal
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1741-2870
Published Online:07 December 2015

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