IMPORTANCE AND USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN SME’s IN MACEDONIA-CASE OF PELAGONIA REGION

Zdraveski, Dejan and Janeska, Margarita and Sotiroski, Kosta (2018) IMPORTANCE AND USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN SME’s IN MACEDONIA-CASE OF PELAGONIA REGION. IBANESS Conference Series – Prilep / Republic of Macedonia.

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Abstract

According to European statistics, small and medium-sized enterprises make up about 98% of the overall business in Europe and employ 90 million people. Similar is the situation in Macedonia, where the basis of the Macedonian economy is comprised of small and medium-sized enterprises that represent drivers of economic growth. As in most of the developing countries, also in Macedonia, small and medium enterprises play a key role in promoting of economic and social development by creating new employment opportunities. Information technology has a greater impact on the overall life in a society and thus on economic processes. Such influence is increasingly in small and medium-sized companies, especially with the development of new information technologies such as cloud computing, business intelligence, big data, Internet-of-Things, etc. The accent in this paper will be on implementation of information technology in small and medium-sized companies because the Macedonian economy relies mostly on these companies. Also, the information technologies are most important tool for growth of competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies. This paper will present the current state of the implementation of information technology in small and medium-sized companies, especially in the Pelagonia region. The accent will be on whether companies use the new information technologies, for which purpose they use, how much they invest in new innovative solutions, did they have employed an information experts etc

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Dimitar Risteski
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2020 09:02
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2020 18:29
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/3287

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