Information Technology and SMEs in Pakistan Essay
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One research (Hitt and Brynjolfsson, 1996) has examined the value of IT as a viable competitive actor via increased productivity, improved profitability, and value for customers. Studies on the role of IT in competitiveness have been primarily focused on large organizations. However, in today’s global market, and with the use of Internet and electronic business, small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) can employ IT to increase their competitive position along with their large counterparts (Beheshti, 2004). Barau et al. (2001) showed that small business were utilising the internet more than their counterparts. In order to take full advantage of IT and to compete in the global business environment, top executives must recognize the strategic value of IT and exploit it.
II. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND OBJECTIVE
It is very difficult to clearly distinguish between small, medium, and large firms. People distinguish between SMEs and large corporations on the basis of employees, sales volume, and value of assets. Although the most common way to determine whether a business is small medium, or large , is by number of employees, there is not an exact threshold that make a distinction