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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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SMEs which constitute a major part of companies all over the world, because of their unique characteristics such as limited knowledge, skills and resources may not be capable of getting full benefit from ICTs when compared to large companies. A significant amount of research examined inhibiter and impeller of ICT adoption in SMEs and diagnosed some organizational and individual characteristics affecting it. In general, ICT practices are considered a significant indicator of innovation and entrepreneurship. Embracement of ICT-based solutions and competitiveness with the aid of ICTs is crucial for entrepreneurship and innovation, especially in SMEs. Thus, assessing SMEs’ way of ICT adoption and how it is correlated with its entrepreneurship and innovation levels helps in evaluating their business practices and entrepreneurial and innovativeness performances from a combined viewpoint. Thus, this research paper proposes a framework to assess the impeller factors of the ICT adoption, and measure the effect of entrepreneurship orientation and ICT adoption on the innovativeness level. This framework could be modified for large companies as well. \

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

A Framework Proposal for Examining the Effect of ICT Adoption Level on Innovativeness in SMEs

SMEs which constitute a major part of companies all over the world, because of their unique characteristics such as limited knowledge, skills and resources may not be capable of getting full benefit from ICTs when compared to large companies. A significant amount of research examined inhibiter and impeller of ICT adoption in SMEs and diagnosed some organizational and individual characteristics affecting it. In general, ICT practices are considered a significant indicator of innovation and entrepreneurship. Embracement of ICT-based solutions and competitiveness with the aid of ICTs is crucial for entrepreneurship and innovation, especially in SMEs. Thus, assessing SMEs’ way of ICT adoption and how it is correlated with its entrepreneurship and innovation levels helps in evaluating their business practices and entrepreneurial and innovativeness performances from a combined viewpoint. Thus, this research paper proposes a framework to assess the impeller factors of the ICT adoption, and measure the effect of entrepreneurship orientation and ICT adoption on the innovativeness level. This framework could be modified for large companies as well. \