Major IS concerns of entrepreneurial organizations

Paul Alpar*, Phillip Ein-Dor

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A survey was conducted of the information system concerns of small entrepreneurial businesses. The 526 firms which responded to the relevant question on computer concerns exhibited a broad range of factors concentrated in several major categories. A comparison of the results of this survey with previous studies of IS issues indicates considerable differences in the nature of the concerns, and in the rank ordering of the concerns. These differences are attributable to the nature of the firms involved and to methodological differences in data collection. In particular, the effect of open versus closed questions is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInformation and Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1991


  • Comparison of Studies
  • High Technology Business
  • IS Concerns
  • IS Issues


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