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Does the Technological Sophistication of a Firm Influence an Owner-Mangers Choice of Exit Mode

Does the Technological Sophistication of a Firm Influence an Owner-Mangers Choice of Exit Mode
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Author(s): Geraldine Ryan (University College Cork, Ireland) and Bernadette Power (University College Cork, Ireland)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 26
Source title: Handbook of Research on E-Government Readiness for Information and Service Exchange: Utilizing Progressive Information Communication Technologies
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Hakikur Rahman (University of Minho, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-671-6.ch021

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Abstract

In a small firm, access to information is linked with strategic awareness, a growth orientated mindset, and better performance. The advent of communication technologies has significantly changed the amount of information available, how it is being accessed, and the cost of collecting and using this information. To exploit this resource, individuals, firms, and governments must be e-ready. In this chapter, the authors examined the technological sophistication of a sample of mature small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland and analysed whether there is a link between this, some other firm-specific factors, and an entrepreneur’s succession choice. The evidence suggests while firms located in urban and suburban areas have access to ICT and may benefit from e-government services targeted at assisting them through the transfer process, older more rural firms have limited access and will only benefit if government policy is directed towards providing ICT access and making them e-ready.

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