A critical analysis of computer attitudes in the small business environment : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]

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dc.contributor.advisor Kuratko, Donald F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Harding, Angela M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T18:57:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T18:57:02Z
dc.date.created 1986 en_US
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier.other A-61 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/190687
dc.description.abstract In an attempt to critically analyze reasons small businesses often shy away from the installation of computer systems within their companies, three areas are extensively researched throughout this paper. First, computer fear within various organizations is explored to assess why persons have this phobia and possible methods for overcoming it. Secondly, the impact which microcomputers have had on the small business environment is examined to determine the benefits computers can give smaller business firms. In addition, other reasons managers of small businesses may wish not to obtain a computer for their companies are evaluated. And finally, a mid-western survey is analyzed which researches the attitudes of several central-Indiana small businesses regarding computer systems and their bases of computer knowledge in general. It is this researcher's desire through these evaluations to better understand attitudes in the small business environment as they relate to computer systems and actions managers within these organizations can take when resistance to technological advances is encountered.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 23 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Business. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ball State University. Honors College -- Theses (B.?.) -- 1986. en_US
dc.title A critical analysis of computer attitudes in the small business environment : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)] en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1248569 en_US

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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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