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Information needs, enterprise growth and e-commerce intermediation: A study of Southern-Brazilian companies

Scornavacca, Eusebio, Becker, Joao Luiz, Barnes, Stuart J. (2004) Information needs, enterprise growth and e-commerce intermediation: A study of Southern-Brazilian companies. International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 1 (3). pp. 218-232. ISSN 1468-4330. (doi:10.1504/IJMED.2004.004522) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:34760)

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Abstract

Information is no longer just a control tool for managers – it is a basic resource as important as raw materials or the human resource. Consequently, it is a significant managerial responsibility to decide which kind of information should support the organisation's decision-making process. This is particularly the case when expanding the business. This paper presents the results of a study examining the information needs of 796 southern Brazilian enterprises contemplating business growth. The survey is part of a programme of research into information intermediation via the internet. The results show a marked convergence of the sample's informational needs, but also some significant differences among specific business groups. In addition, the research has surfaced some a clear ''core'' of informational needs, supported by some ''peripheral'' needs. The paper concludes with a summary, reflections and some future research directions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1504/IJMED.2004.004522
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Catherine Norman
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 14:43 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34760 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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