ALDERETE Maria Veronica
Networks versus ICT Use: the case of SME from Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentine
ALDERETE MARÍA VERÓNICA
Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management
FEA USP, University of Sao Paulo
Año: 2011 vol. 8 p. 291 - 291
Cooperative networks are main tools to improve the competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME). This study contributes to extend the literature review about the factors that foster firms cooperative conduct. Apart from that, the paper examines through a LOGIT model, the firms characteristics, especially ICT (information and communication technologies) use, and the environments and partners characteristics that influence the probability of building alliances with other firms from the same economic activity. In particular, we find that ICT use reduces the probability of networking.