IT and the transmission of the SME culture of nonprofit theatres

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It is often assumed in the MIS literature and in practice that only large organizations are capable of transmitting culture and information technology (IT) to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The authors use the framework provided by the metaphor of the third space as proposed by Bhabha (1994 and 1996) to gain insights that refute these popular misconceptions, by demonstrating that dominant powers and former colonies exchange cultural artifacts such as information and communication technologies (ICTs) and best management practices in mutually influential ways. The authors' research furthers their understanding of the initial relationships (termed mimicry) between small and medium-sized nonprofit theatres and commercial productions (symbolized by Broadway productions) as well as their current and future exchanges facilitated by hybridity in the third space. The authors discover that both groups possess unique cultural competencies that open the door to using Web 2.0 technologies for staging and promoting productions, building relationships with theatre patrons; and numerous other management issues where their expertise can be usefully exchanged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Approaches
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781615206278
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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