Firm Size and the Characteristics of Computer Use

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Abstract

This article studies the proposition that firms of different sizes manage their computer operations differently, and it seeks to determine whether small firms face special circumstances in their uses of computers. The author presents several hypotheses which associate computer related variables with differences in firm size. These hypotheses are tested using data collected from seventy-four Los Angeles manufacturing firms of various sizes. The results indicate that selected computer-use characteristics vary with firm size. These research findings and their implications are discussed.

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Author William H. DeLone
Year 1981
Volume 5
Issue 4
Keywords firm size, small vs. large, computer use, data processing management, small business computer systems
Page Numbers 65-77