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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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 31639
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Small Business Strategy, Strategic Decision-making, Information Technology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-627X.2009.00287.x
ISSN: 0047-2778
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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