Advances in Management and Applied Economics

The Effect of the Adoption of Green Information Technologies on Manufacturing SMEsí Performance in Aguascalientes, Mexico

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    Green Information Technologies (GITs) are getting focus worldwide, particularly with the current need to make production processes sustainable. At the beginning, GITs were considered mostly a tool and all research on them were aimed at creating either a framework or guidelines for its application. Recently, ITs have gained importance in every company as their role is now present in every aspect of business. That is why the proper use of GITs within companies provide the opportunity to improve sustainability and performance. Therefore, the objective of this research is to analyze and discuss the effect of the adoption of GITs on manufacturing SMEs performance in the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico. A sample of 244 companies was used and the data was analyzed through the use of the structural equations model, applying the partial least squares technique (PLS-SEM). The results obtained suggest that there is a positive and significant relationship between the adoption of GITs and the performance of manufacturing SMEs. These results show that when the adoption of GITs is implemented in manufacturing SMEs, performance increases as well, while promoting a more sustainable production way.

     

    JEL classification numbers: M21.

    Keywords: Performance, Green Information Technologies, SMEs.