ICT Use and Appropriation by SMEs in Aguascalientes (Uso y Apropiación de las Tic en las Pymes de Aguascalientes)
12 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2016
Date Written: July 13, 2015
Information and Communication Technologies are considered tools to increase competitiveness; however it had been found that its effect is not linear, as it depends on the environmental conditions and internal capabilities of enterprises. In Mexico, the incorporation of ICT to firms has not been reflected in increased competitiveness, so the aim of this paper is to determine the conditions of use of ICTs in MSMEs in Aguascalientes, through a survey of 1,006 companies. We find that there is an underutilization and poor use of available technological tools, which is reflected in a limited incorporation in productive activities as a result of poor training of specific skills for the management and production.
Keywords: SME, ICT appropriation, ICT utilization
JEL Classification: L96, O3
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