ICT Adoption and Organizational Change - An Innovative Training System on Industrial Automation Systems for Enhancing Competitiveness of SMEs

Nunzio Casalino, Marisa Ciarlo, Marco De Marco, Mauro Gatti

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the benefits of on-line training on automation and innovation fields and try to explain their organizational impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). Besides it tries to understand what are the main barriers for SMEs with respect to the realisation of their innovative potential and their capacity to improve internal processes by ICT adoption and organizational change. They are becoming particularly important for achieving greater productivity, lower operational costs, and higher revenues (usually characterized by reduced access to external finance, unavailability of wider distribution channels, low internationalization, etc.). The purpose of the paper is also to synthetize the experience done and the benefits of e-learning and of a specific online environment in the training process in this field. The project provides training contents to enhance participants background and some innovative simulations to improve knowledge of employees on industrial automation systems.

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Casalino N., Ciarlo M., De Marco M. and Gatti M. (2012). ICT Adoption and Organizational Change - An Innovative Training System on Industrial Automation Systems for Enhancing Competitiveness of SMEs . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-11-2, pages 283-288. DOI: 10.5220/0004116002830288


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@conference{iceis12,
author={Nunzio Casalino and Marisa Ciarlo and Marco De Marco and Mauro Gatti},
title={ICT Adoption and Organizational Change - An Innovative Training System on Industrial Automation Systems for Enhancing Competitiveness of SMEs},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2012},
pages={283-288},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004116002830288},
isbn={978-989-8565-11-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - ICT Adoption and Organizational Change - An Innovative Training System on Industrial Automation Systems for Enhancing Competitiveness of SMEs
SN - 978-989-8565-11-2
AU - Casalino N.
AU - Ciarlo M.
AU - De Marco M.
AU - Gatti M.
PY - 2012
SP - 283
EP - 288
DO - 10.5220/0004116002830288