A Web-Based Benchmarking Tool and Database for SMEs: Research in Progress

Date
2017
Authors
Ahmad, Norita
Maarof, Fariedah
Elshareif, Elgilani Eltahir
Opulencia, Jade
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Publisher
Springer Science and Business Media B.V.
Abstract
This research focuses on developing a standard benchmarking tool and database that can be used by SMEs in the UAE to evaluate themselves against their competitors. The project presents an adaptation of an existing tool, QuickView, already in use in the USA. The short-term objectives of the project are to determine whether QuickView could be usable in the UAE, and to test whether SMEs in the UAE could be evaluated against the 4000 US SMEs on the QuickView database. Eventually, the goal is to help SMEs in the UAE improve bottom-line performance by transforming their practices for competitive advantage. © 2017, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
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This conference paper is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this paper is published in Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Driving Forces of the Global Economy. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics (2017), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43434-6_54
Keywords
Benchmarking tool, Performance measurement, SMEs, UAE, Web-based
Citation
Ahmad, N., Maarof, F., Elshareif, E.E. & Opulencia, J. (2017). A Web-Based Benchmarking Tool and Database for SMEs: Research in Progress. In R. Benlamri & M. Sparer (Eds.) Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Driving Forces of the Global Economy. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics (pp. 631 - 637). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43434-6_54