Digital transformation and competitiveness in Peruvian small business

Miguel Fernando Inga-ávila, Roberto Líder Churampi-Cangalaya, Jesús Ulloa-Ninahuamán, José Luis Inga-Ávila, Marilú Uribe-Hinostroza, Miguel Ángel Inga-Aliaga, Francisca Huamán-Pérez

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Digital transformation has become fundamental to improving the competitiveness of microenterprises worldwide, and Huancayo, Peru is no exception. By adopting digital technologies, microenterprises can improve their operational efficiency, expand their market reach and enhance their abilities to make informed decisions. They have therefore found innovative ways to adapt to changing market conditions, such as incorporating information technologies, online sales, use of social networks and home delivery. Despite this, many microenterprises struggle to survive due to lack of access to financing and adequate government support. This study aimed to analyze how individual, group and organizational factors influence the digital transformation of microenterprises and its impact on their competitiveness. The research was carried out in a sample of 80 multi-sector microenterprises, using a non-probabilistic and cross-sectional research design of a quali-quantitative and explanatory nature, using SEM-PLS. The results of the study indicate a positive relationship between individual, group and organizational factors and digital transformation, as well as with the competitiveness of microenterprises. The coefficients of determination (R2) obtained were 0.8897 and 0.7931 for digital transformation and competitiveness, respectively, indicating a predictive ability in both cases. These findings are of great use to policy makers, business owners and researchers interested in fostering the growth and development of microenterprises in emerging economies.

Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)1797-1804
PublicaciónInternational Journal of Data and Network Science
EstadoIndizado - 1 set. 2023
Publicado de forma externa

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