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The enablers and inhibitors of digital transformation within the microbusiness sector in Ireland

Abstract

To leverage the emerging potential of new technologies, digital transformation has been a clear priority for most large- and mid-sized organizations for over a decade now (Vial, 2019). However, COVID-19 pandemic has recently pushed several microbusinesses (MBs) to hurriedly initiate digital transformation (DT) efforts and keep their businesses afloat (Mandviwalla & Flanagan, 2021). MBs comprise a class of small and medium enterprise category (SMEs) that typically have fewer than 10 employees and lesser resources (OECD, 2021). They represent about 93 percent of all businesses in the Europe (European Commission, 2019). Their economic significance is also shown through ha survey which predicted that by 2024 small businesses through their DT efforts have the potential to add over 2.3 trillion USD to the global GDP, which would be key for the post pandemic economic recovery (CISCO, 2020). Prior research has shown that DT effectiveness varies significantly with firm size (Mandviwalla & Flanagan, 2021). Following these, the aim of our study is to examine to identify the enablers and inhibitors of digital transformation within the MB sector in Ireland.
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hal-03548215 , version 1 (29-01-2022)

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Anuragini Shirish, John O'Shanahan, Anaya Kumar. The enablers and inhibitors of digital transformation within the microbusiness sector in Ireland. 2022 UIIN Conference (University Industry Innovation Network), Jun 2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ⟨hal-03548215⟩
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