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Using ICTs to become a competitive SME in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Modimogale, Lloyd
dc.contributor.author Kroeze, Jan H
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-14T13:39:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-14T13:39:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation MODIMOGALE, L. & KROEZE, J.H. 2009. Using ICTs to become a competitive SME in South Africa. (In: 13th IBIMA Conference : Knowledge Management and Innovation in Advancing Economies: Analyses & Solutions, edited by Khalid S. Soliman. Marrakech, Morocco, 9 - 10 November 2009. Marrakech, Morocco. p. 504-513). [http://www.ibima.org/MA2009/index.html]
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9821489-2-1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/2650
dc.description Published in Proceedings of the 13th International Business Information Management Association Conference (13th IBIMA), 9 - 10 November 2009, Marrakech, Morocco (Knowledge Management and Innovation in Advancing Economies: Analyses & Solutions, edited by Khalid S. Soliman. en
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) within the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector in South Africa. It looks at the current state of affairs regarding the use of ICT by South African SMEs, including possible benefits to SMEs as well as stumbling blocks to adopting ICT. ICT plays a very important role in the current "knowledge economy". It is vital for SMEs to become a part of this economy in order to compete and thrive in the future. The problem is that SMEs are mainly using traditional tools to stay competitive. They need to take advantage of the power of ICT in order to take on the competition, whether small, big or global. The research consists of collecting data from ten SMEs in Gauteng in South Africa using questionnaires and interviews, to determine how SMEs can use ICT to become more competitive. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Information and communication technology (ICT) en
dc.subject Small and medium enterprise (SME) en
dc.subject Knowledge economy en
dc.title Using ICTs to become a competitive SME in South Africa en
dc.type Article en
dc.contributor.researchID 10063455 - Kroeze, Jan H


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