Towards a model of understanding strategic decision-making in micro-firms : exploring the Australian information technology sector
Liberman-Yaconi, Leonardo , Hooper, Terrena, & Hutchings, Kate (2010) Towards a model of understanding strategic decision-making in micro-firms : exploring the Australian information technology sector. Journal Of Small Business Management, 48(1), pp. 70-95.
This study explores strategic decision-making (SDM) in micro-firms, an economically significant business subsector. As extant large- and small-firm literature currently proffers an incomplete characterization of SDM in very small enterprises, a multiple-case methodology was used to investigate how these firms make strategic decisions. Eleven Australian Information Technology service micro-firms participated in the study. Using an information-processing lens, the study uncovered patterns of SDM in micro-firms and derived a theoretical micro-firm SDM model. This research also identifies several implications for micro-firm management and directions for future research, contributing to the understanding of micro-firm SDM in both theory and practice.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Small Business Strategy, Strategic Decision-making, Information Technology|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Deposited On:||07 Apr 2010 08:00|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 01:36|
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