An investigation of the factors affecting the collaborative propensity of home-based businesses: an outline of the initial study

Hastings, David and Anwar, Naveed (2018) An investigation of the factors affecting the collaborative propensity of home-based businesses: an outline of the initial study. In: 23rd UK Academy of Information Systems International COnferece, 20-21 March 2018, Oxford.

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Abstract

Business collaboration is frequently used as a method for small businesses to maximise their chances of success in competitive markets, allowing as it does for a reduction in transaction costs and access to resources held by other businesses. Home-based businesses in particular stand to benefit from collaborative arrangements, owing to the typical scarcity of resources available to them. Despite the relative prevalence of collaborative behaviours exhibited by such businesses, very little research has been performed to study the factors which impact a home-based businesses propensity for collaboration. This positional paper presents an investigation into those factor using a “pre-collaborative” approach, using quantitative methods applied to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data to discern commonalities present within the organisational, technological and environmental conditions of home-based businesses which display a collaborative inclination, to determine the underlying factors which predispose these businesses to the formation of collaborative relationships.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Home-based business, business collaboration, collaboration factors
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Naveed Anwar
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 09:13
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 15:25
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33854

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