An investigation of the factors affecting the collaborative propensity of home-based businesses: an outline of the initial study

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Abstract

Business collaboration is frequently used as a method for small businesses to maximise their chances of success in competitive markets, allowing as it does for a reduction in transaction costs and access to resources held by other businesses. Home-based businesses in particular stand to benefit from collaborative arrangements, owing to the typical scarcity of resources available to them. Despite the relative prevalence of collaborative behaviours exhibited by such businesses, very little research has been performed to study the factors which impact a home-based businesses propensity for collaboration. This positional paper presents an investigation into those factor using a “pre-collaborative” approach, using quantitative methods applied to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data to discern commonalities present within the organisational, technological and environmental conditions of home-based businesses which display a collaborative inclination, to determine the underlying factors which predispose these businesses to the formation of collaborative relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2018
Event23rd UK Academy for Information Systems International Conference - St Anne's College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Mar 201821 Mar 2018
https://www.ukais.org/UKAIS2018

Conference

Conference23rd UK Academy for Information Systems International Conference
Abbreviated titleUKAIS 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period20/03/1821/03/18
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