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.
- risk perceptions
Grant, K., Edgar, D., Sukumar, A. P., & Meyer, M. (2014). ‘Risky business’: perceptions of e-business risk by UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). International Journal of Information Management, 34(2), 99-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2013.11.001