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The micro-foundations of digitally transforming SMEs: How digital literacy and technology interact with managerial attributes

Authors: Nadia Zahoor; Anastasios Zopiatis; Samuel Adomako; Grigorios Lamprinakos;

The micro-foundations of digitally transforming SMEs: How digital literacy and technology interact with managerial attributes

Abstract

Research often illustrates the importance of digital transformation for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly during external disruptions. However, little attention has been devoted to how SMEs’ digital transformation occurs. Employing a micro-foundations perspective, this study investigates the effect of managers’ digital literacy (MDL) on SMEs’ digital transformation. We test a moderated mediation model using survey data from 158 SMEs operating in the United Arab Emirates. Our findings suggest that MDL impacts digital transformation through the usage of digital technologies. Moreover, the relationship between MDL and the usage of digital technologies is further moderated by managerial attributes (i.e., gender, education, and age). Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

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Cyprus
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Digital transformation, Marketing, Digitial literacy, Economics and Business, Managerial attributes, Emerging market, Micro-foundations, Social Sciences, SMEs, ta512

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This is an alternative to the "Influence" indicator, which also reflects the overall/total impact of an article in the research community at large, based on the underlying citation network (diachronically).
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popularity
This indicator reflects the "current" impact/attention (the "hype") of an article in the research community at large, based on the underlying citation network.
BIP!Popularity provided by BIP!
influence
This indicator reflects the overall/total impact of an article in the research community at large, based on the underlying citation network (diachronically).
BIP!Influence provided by BIP!
impulse
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