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dc.contributor.authorGbadegeshin, Saheed A.
dc.contributor.authorOyelere, Solomon S.
dc.contributor.authorOlaleye, Sunday A.
dc.contributor.authorSanusi, Ismaila T.
dc.contributor.authorUkpabi, Dandison
dc.contributor.authorOlawumi, Olayemi
dc.contributor.authorAdegbite, Ayobami
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-07T10:52:05Z
dc.date.available2019-09-24T21:35:49Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationGbadegeshin, S. A., Oyelere, S. S., Olaleye, S. A., Sanusi, I. T., Ukpabi, D., Olawumi, O., & Adegbite, A. (2019). Application of information and communication technology for internationalization of Nigerian small- and medium-sized enterprises. <i>Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries</i>, <i>85</i>(1), Article e12059. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12059" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12059</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_28280891
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_78940
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/60944
dc.description.abstractInformation and communication technology (ICT) has fundamentally transformed business transactions. While its uses have become ubiquitous in the advanced economies, emerging and developing economies are still struggling with the mode and manner of the deployment of ICT for business. Thus, this study seeks to investigate how small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) utilize ICT in Nigeria for business internationalization. To achieve the goal of the study, a mixed‐method was employed. A questionnaire was administered to 265 people consisting of SMEs staff, managers, and owners. Similarly, interviews were conducted with seven SME decision makers. Findings revealed that Nigerian SMEs used ICT tools, such as websites and social media platforms, for internationalization. The findings also revealed that the challenges of ICT did not affect its application by these SMEs, which contrasts with many previous studies. Furthermore, this study identified privacy concerns, internet problems, cyber insecurity, trust, and system anxiety as new challenges facing the application of ICT tools by SMEs. Similarly, the findings showed that lack of ICT competence and strategic focus of ICT applications are internal problems facing Nigerian SMEs. These findings provide insight for practitioners and academia on the internationalization of Nigeria SMEs and the application of ICT to promote business growth.fi
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCity University of Hong Kong
dc.relation.ispartofseriesElectronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otherNigeria
dc.subject.otherICT
dc.subject.otherinternationalization
dc.subject.othersmall and medium enterprises
dc.titleApplication of information and communication technology for internationalization of Nigerian small- and medium-sized enterprises
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201901041080
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineMarkkinointifi
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipen
dc.contributor.oppiaineMarketingen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2019-01-04T13:15:07Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1681-4835
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume85
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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dc.subject.ysotieto- ja viestintätekniikka
dc.subject.ysodigitalisaatio
dc.subject.ysokansainvälistyminen
dc.subject.ysopienet ja keskisuuret yritykset
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p20743
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8692
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p3866
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8246
dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.doi10.1002/isd2.12059


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