Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

8-2007

Abstract

The advent of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has opened up new opportunities for micro-enterprises to improve their businesses. However the challenges to using ICTs are impeding these businesses from growing into the drivers for development that they can be. This suggests that a potentially important driver of development needs to be supported. This paper investigates the adoption of ICTs in eight micro-enterprises in an underserved community of Omaha, Nebraska. Following an action research study, this research provides insight into the key challenges and opportunities facing micro-enterprises in their use of ICTs to create value for their businesses. Its contribution is in the methodology for implementing ICTs in micro-enterprises.

Comments

© 2007 Association for Information Systems. This article was originally published here: http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2007/73/.

Presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Keystone, CO. Aug. 10-12, 2007.