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Business intelligence and the role of external information in small- and medium-sized enterprises of the Finnish marine industry

Makkonen, T and Saurama, A (2013) Business intelligence and the role of external information in small- and medium-sized enterprises of the Finnish marine industry International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, 5 (3). pp. 266-278.

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Abstract

The availability of external data sources and information for firms has expanded in recent decades. At the same time, the importance of business intelligence (BI) in the competition between firms has been increasingly highlighted. This competition poses challenges, however, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The purpose of this paper is to delineate a general picture of the conditions of the role of external information in BI as it applies to SMEs in the Finnish marine industry. According to the results, the use of external information in BI was generally occasional and unsystematic. This was due to time and resource limitations to be allocated for BI. However, the interest in developing BI processes is evident. Thus, this study puts forward development proposals that promise to help SMEs enhance and rationalise their BI processes, according to the development targets that they have identified.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Makkonen, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Saurama, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2013
Identification Number : 10.1504/IJIRD.2013.059859
Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Inderscience in International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development on March 18, 2014, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 266– 278. Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJIRD.2013.059859
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Oct 2015 16:45
Last Modified : 20 Oct 2015 16:45
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808846

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