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DO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESS AND INNOVATION INCREASE OUTSOURCING IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES?

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Author(s): María Verónica Alderete

Journal: Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management
ISSN 1807-1775

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 303;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: outsourcing | small and medium sized enterprises | innovation | information and communication technologies | and transaction costs.

ABSTRACT
In this paper we present an econometric model to determine whether an SME (Small and Medium Sized Enterprise)’s probability of outsourcing depends on their levels of innovation and information and communication technology use. The predictions of the econometric model are tested by means of a LOGIT model using a cross section sample of an Argentinean SME for the year 2006. The model predicts that the level of innovation of an SME will significantly influence its probability of outsourcing. Besides, it stresses the negative incidence of the information and communication technologies (ICT) access on the outsourcing decision.
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