‘Risky business’: perceptions of e-business risk by UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

Kevin Grant, David Edgar, Arun Prasad Sukumar, Martin Meyer

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    This paper explores the risk perceptions of key stakeholders in SMEs when making decisions on technology investments. Current literature focuses on the nature of the technology from a technical perspective and its associated benefits to the SME. We seek to make a contribution that builds on the small but growing work, which views investment technology decisions as the outcome of a process of both objective and subjective risk assessment. Evidence presented in this paper suggests that subjective elements play an important part in assessing technology risks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-122
    Number of pages124
    JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014



    • e-business
    • e-commerce
    • risk perceptions
    • technology
    • investment

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