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Micro-Business and Technology Uptake-Why are the Figure Still Low?

Micro-Business and Technology Uptake-Why are the Figure Still Low?
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Author(s): Elizabeth Walker (Edith Cowan University, Australia), Shirley Bode (Edith Cowan University, Australia) and Janice M. Burn (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch135
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347


Technology uptake has become part of everyday reality for most developed countries. Technology uptake has also transformed how businesses operate, with the internet and e-business having become the most common media for many business-to-business exchanges. Large businesses have fully embraced technology, however the figures for smaller businesses still indicate slow uptake. At the smaller end of the market, micro and home-based businesses, technology uptake is less than half. There is still a lot of hype surrounding virtual businesses, yet the question needs to be asked – why are the smaller players still reluctant when it comes to technology uptake?

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