ICT Use and Appropriation by SMEs in Aguascalientes (Uso y Apropiación de las Tic en las Pymes de Aguascalientes)

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Héctor Edgar Buenrostro Mercado

Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) - Centro de Investigación e Innovación para las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación

Date Written: July 13, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Buenrostro Mercado, Héctor Edgar, ICT Use and Appropriation by SMEs in Aguascalientes (Uso y Apropiación de las Tic en las Pymes de Aguascalientes) (July 13, 2015). Proceedings of the 9th CPRLatam Conference, Cancun, July 13-14th, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2714188

Héctor Edgar Buenrostro Mercado (Contact Author)

Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) - Centro de Investigación e Innovación para las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación ( email )

Av. San Fernando 37, Col. Toriello Guerra
Tlalpan
México D.F, 14050
Mexico

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