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Avoiding the fate of the dotbombs: lessons from three surviving dotcom start-ups

Barnes, David; Hinton, Matthew and Mieczkowska, Suzanne (2004). Avoiding the fate of the dotbombs: lessons from three surviving dotcom start-ups. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 11(3) pp. 329–337.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14626000410551582
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Abstract

This paper reports on research that investigates how three start-up dotcoms, founded at the height of the Internet boom avoided joining the many dotbombs of the subsequent crash of the Internet economy. The paper describes how the companies made use of Internet-based information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their business operations. It draws lessons from their experiences that might be applied more generally to other dotcom start-ups. These centre on the need to use the technology to manage business processes to meet the clearly definable needs of a targeted niche of customers. The desirability of suitable in-house ICT expertise is stressed

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN: 1462-6004
Keywords: communication; electronic commerce; internet; small to medium-sized enterprises; technology led strategy
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 26558
Depositing User: Matthew Hinton
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 15:19
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 10:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26558
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