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The use of digital technologies by small and medium enterprises during COVID-19: Implications for theory and practice

Papadopoulos, Thanos and Baltas, Konstantinos N and Balta, Maria Elisavet (2020) 'The use of digital technologies by small and medium enterprises during COVID-19: Implications for theory and practice.' International Journal of Information Management, 55. p. 102192. ISSN 0268-4012

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Abstract

Scholars have highlighted the role of Digital Technologies (DT) in enhancing productivity and performance in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). However, there is limited evidence on the use of DT for dealing with the consequences of extreme events, such as COVID-19. We discuss this gap by (i) outlining potential research avenues and (ii) reflecting on the managerial implications of using DT within SMEs to deal with the repercussions of COVID-19 and securing business continuity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital technologies; Business continuity; Extreme disruptions; Pandemic; COVID-19
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Finance Centre
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 17:30
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2022 01:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28061

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