Determinants of technology adoption in the retail trade industry – the case of SMEs in Spain

Article English OPEN
Isidoro Romero; Juan A. Martínez-Román;
  • Publisher: Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest
  • Journal: Amfiteatru Economic (issn: 1582-9146, eissn: 2247-9104)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Subject: HF5001-6182 | L81 | technology adoption | Business | business owner | Economics as a science | retail trade, technology adoption, SME, business owner | SME | O32 | HB71-74 | retail trade
    • jel: jel:L81 | jel:O32
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper analyzes the determinants of small and medium-sized enterprises’ technology adoption in the retail trade industry. From the theoretical perspective, two types of influential factors are differentiated in this respect: the personal characteristics of the manag... View more
  • References (51)
    51 references, page 1 of 6

    Abernathy, W.J. and Clarke, K.B., 1985. Innovation: Mapping the winds of creative destruction. Research Policy, 14(1), pp. 3-22.

    Bennet, R. and Savani, S., 2011. Retailers' preparedness for the introduction of third wave (ubiquitous) computing applications: a survey of UK companies. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 39(5), pp. 306-325.

    Bhaskaran, S., 2006. Incremental innovation and business performance: Small and medium-size food enterprises in a concentrated industry Environment. Journal of Small Business Management, 44(1), pp. 64-80.

    Block, J. and Sandner, P., 2009. Necessity and opportunity entrepreneurs and their duration in self-employment: Evidence from German micro data. Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 9(2), pp. 117-137.

    Brush, C.G. and Chaganti, R., 1999. An analysis of resources on performance by size and age in small service and retail firms. Journal of Business Venturing, 14(3), pp. 233-257.

    Caloghirou, Y., Kastelli, J. and Tsakanikas, A., 2004. Internal capabilities and external knowledge sources: complements or substitutes for innovative performance? Technovation, 24(1), pp. 29-39.

    Camison, C. and Villar-López, A., 2011. Non-technical innovation: Organizational memory and learning capabilities as antecedent factors with effects on sustained competitive advantage. Industrial Marketing Management, 40(8), pp. 1294-1304.

    Chen, J.-S. and Tsou, H.-T., 2012. Performance effects of IT capability, service process innovation, and the mediating role of customer service. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 29(1), pp. 71-94.

    Chiu, Y.-T.H., Fang, S.-C. and Tseng, C.-C., 2010. Early versus potential adopters. Exploring the antecedents of use intention in the context of retail service innovations. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 38(6), pp. 443-459.

    Coca, V., Dobrea, M. and Vasiliu, C., 2013. Towards a sustainable development of retailing in Romania. Amfiteatru Economic, 15 (Special No. 7), pp. 583-602.

  • Metrics
Share - Bookmark