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dc.contributor.authorHosseini, S.*
dc.contributor.authorFallon, G.*
dc.contributor.authorWeerakkody, Vishanth J.P.*
dc.contributor.authorSivarajah, Uthayasankar*
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-21T10:03:47Z
dc.date.available2018-12-21T10:03:47Z
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.identifier.citationHosseini S, Fallon G, Weerakkody V et al (2019) Cloud computing utilization and mitigation of informational and marketing barriers of the SMEs from the emerging markets: Evidence from Iran and Turkey. International Journal of Information Management. 46: 54-69.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/16709
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to investigate the effectiveness of Cloud Computing Utilization (CCU) in the mitigation of informational and marketing barriers for SMEs from the Emerging Market-Countries (EM-SMEs). A quantitative-research methodology was applied to collect data by using self-administered questionnaires from top managers of 227 SMEs based in Iran and Turkey. The study contributes theoretically to both small business and international business literature by developing a new classification of the internationalization barriers that EM-SMEs face, and proposing a series of cloud computing (CC) solutions for mitigating these barriers, resulting in the creation and testing of a new model. The empirical findings confirm that CCU can help EM-SMEs to mitigate a series of informational and marketing barriers. The key practical contributions of the study offer insights to both EM-SMEs and Cloud-Service-Providers (CSPs) on the extent to which CCU is effective in mitigating the internationalization barriers faced by EM-SMEs.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2018.11.011en_US
dc.rightsCrown Copyright © 2018 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.en_US
dc.subjectSMEs from emerging marketsen_US
dc.subjectInternationalization barriersen_US
dc.subjectCloud computing utilizationen_US
dc.subjectBorn globalsen_US
dc.titleCloud computing utilization and mitigation of informational and marketing barriers of the SMEs from the emerging markets: Evidence from Iran and Turkeyen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2018-11-12
dc.date.application2018-11-28
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.EndofEmbargo2020-05-29
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.description.publicnotesThe full-text of this article will be released for public view at the end of the publisher embargo on 29 May 2020.en_US
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