Journal of Systems and Information Technology: Volume 13 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: ICT Impact Within the SME Sector

Guest Editors: Paul Jones, Paul BeynonDavies

Contingent dynamics of IS strategic alignment in small and medium‐sized enterprises

Margi Levy, Philip Powell, Philip Yetton

This paper seeks to understand how strategic information systems (IS) alignment takes place in small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs).


Factors affecting the effective utilisation and adoption of sophisticated ICT solutions: Case studies of SMEs in Lagos, Nigeria

Idisemi Apulu, Ann Latham, Robert Moreton

The purpose of this paper is to consider factors affecting the effective utilisation of information and communication technology (ICT) and the adoption of more sophisticated ICT…


Upper echelon theory (UET): A major determinant of information technology (IT) adoption by SMEs in Nigeria

Hart O. Awa, Sunday C. Eze, Joseph E. Urieto, Benjamin J. Inyang

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impacts of such demographic variables as age composition, gender sensitivity, experience, homogeneity/heterogeneity and educational…


False promises: e‐business deployment in Wales' SME community

Paul Jones, Gary Packham, Paul Beynon‐Davies, David Pickernell

This study aims to examine usage and deployment trends of e‐business technologies within the small and medium‐sized enterprise (SMEs) community in Wales, since the turn of the…

Understanding ICT adoption in the small firm sector in Southern Africa

Knowledge Chinyanyu Mpofu, Lorraine Watkins‐Mathys

This paper aims to examine information and communications technology (ICT) adoption among small hotel businesses in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.


Thrive, not just survive: enhance dynamic capabilities of SMEs through IS competence

Yi Wang, Xinping Shi

Small and mid‐sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing challenges in an increasingly fierce environment. This paper aims to explore the promise of information systems (IS) in enhancing…


The value proposition of adopting mCRM strategy in UK SMEs

Vanessa Zheng

This paper seeks to investigate the key drivers and barriers of adopting mobile customer relationship management (mCRM) services in small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) and…

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