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PLM adoption in SMEs context

PLM adoption in SMEs context

Messaadia, Mourad, Baudry, David, Louis, Anne, Mahdikhah, Sara, Evans, Richard, Gao, James, Paquet, Thierry, Sahnoun, M'hammed and Mazari, Belhacène (2016) PLM adoption in SMEs context. Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 13 (5). pp. 618-627. ISSN 1686-4360 (Online) (doi:10.1080/16864360.2016.1150706)

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Abstract

The increasing market needs and technologies evolution, push companies to develop competitive advantages based on adequate and intensive use of information technology and communication (ICT). However, SMEs do not realize the importance of ICT adoption, which becomes vital for the development, and are not always well equipped to adopt and integrate them to their activities.

The paper focused on issues regarding the ICT adoption, especially PLM solutions by SMEs. By analyzing the PLM definitions and works done, we explored indicators that impact positively or negatively ICT and PLM adoption. This paper proposes a model, currently theoretical, with empirical validation proposal through a survey.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PLM; SMEs; ICT adoption
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Applied Engineering & Management
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 10:49
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16637

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