Ciência da Informação
Print version ISSN 0100-1965
BERALDI, Lairce Castanhera and ESCRIVAO FILHO, Edmundo. Information technology impact in the small company management. Ci. Inf. [online]. 2000, vol.29, n.1, pp. 46-50. ISSN 0100-1965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-19652000000100005.
Within the new managerial context created by globalization, information technology offers many possibilities for continuous business modernization and integration as it reinforces the process of the treatment, dissemination and transfer of information. This highly important technology, however, is apparently not yet widely employed by small companies, which generally do not have computerized systems. In view of this fact, a survey of ten companies that employ from 20 to 99 people was recently made to examine the current situation of the use of information technology in small companies. This survey brought to light the fact that small companies have not significantly modified their activities as a result of informatization.
Keywords : Information technology; Small company management; Competitiveness.