Sustainability of information technology therapy on micro-enterprise development

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Abstract

The use of information technology in microenterprises has been shown to bring about improvements in accessing new markets, in achieving administrative efficiencies, increased productivity and competitiveness. To benefit from IT, micro-enterprises require specialized intervention and support. At the same time these micro-enterprises require skill sets that can translate their unique needs to IT solutions. This paper provides an IT Therapy approach to addressing micro-enterprise needs through IT. Following an action research approach to investigating micro-enterprises, this paper provides insights into how IT can bring about sustained improvements in micro-enterprises. The contribution of this paper is in guidelines of how IT can bring about development in micro-enterprises. This has implications for IT interventions to support microenterprises to achieve broader goals of sustainable development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2008
Event41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2008Jan 10 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/7/081/10/08

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Qureshi, S., Kamal, M., & Wolcott, P. (2008). Sustainability of information technology therapy on micro-enterprise development. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS [4439114] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.419