Many studies have shown that adopting new information and telecommunication technologies can have a profound influence on a company's productivity and competitiveness. This book focuses on the prime factors associated with the adoption of such technologies in the specific context of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as the impact of these technologies on a firm's productivity and key competitive advantages. It also identifies the critical issues, both theoretical and practical, related to these new technologies.
Élisabeth Lefebvre holds MBA and MSc degrees from the University of Ottawa, as well as a PhD from the University of Montréal. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at the École Polytechique, Montréal. Dr Lefebvre's research focuses on technological innovation and the strategic management of technology.
Louis A. Lefebvre holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a PhD in business administration from the University of Montréal. He is currently a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at the École Polytechnique, Montréal (where he also directs the graduate program on technology management) and President Elect of the International Association for Management of Technology. Professor Lefebvre's research focuses on technology adoption in small and medium-sized enterprises, firm innovativeness, and strategic alliances.