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Internet Usage in Entrepreneurial Process and Firm Characteristics
Internet Usage in Entrepreneurial Process and Firm Characteristics

Author(s): Halil Dincer KAYA
Subject(s): Economy, Business Economy / Management, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Reprograph
Keywords: entrepreneur; entrepreneurship; small business; Internet; entrepreneurial activity; firm characteristics;

Summary/Abstract: In this study, we examine the impact of internet usage in entrepreneurial process on small firm characteristics. We look intothe relation between states’ success in designing online internet start-up, tax payment, and licensing systems, and small firms’ characteristics in those states. Our results show that younger firms tend to concentrate in the US states with high-internet scores. We find that relatively larger firms are more concentrated in the states with high-internet start-up and internet tax payment scores. Single employee firms are more concentrated in the states with high-internet licensing scores. On the other hand, firms with 2-20 employees are more concentrated in the states with low-internet licensing scores. We also find some differences in firms’ industries in the high-score states versus low-score states. Finally, we do not find significant differences between the firms in the high- versus low-score states in terms of firms’ operational area.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2018
  • Issue No: 55
  • Page Range: 43-51
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English