Existing barriers why non-technology SMEs do not adapt innovative IT solutions: study of Lithuanian market
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Purpose of this paper is to understand and identify the barriers of adopting innovative IT solutions in non-technology companies within developing markets and see the possible reasons underlying it why these companies did not implement them yet. As a result of implementing these solutions – it could increase their productivity and optimize company processes. The research is done by analysing general technology adoption issues within developing markets and changes within organizations, the outcomes of such adoption and current global trends in technology.
Lithuanian market was chosen for doing qualitative studies because of strong overall IT sector, but same time spotting clear implications on IT solution adoption issues within non-technology companies. This research is conducted by interviewing and analysing a number of non-technology companies and their current business processes.
A number of barriers previously discussed in similar papers with relation to technology adoption were confirmed, such as lack of management commitment and support and limited resources of SMEs. On the other hand a couple of new aspects were uncovered like incompatibility with business processes, limited IT unit authority and reliance on on-site IT support.
Due to cultural similarities and history the research outcomes are believed to be easily adaptable to other similar, i.e. post-soviet, countries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Examensarbete INDEK, 2013:29
innovative IT solutions, developing markets
Information Systems Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-122919OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-122919DiVA: diva2:624082
Subject / course
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Master of Science - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management