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ICT Usage, Bounded Rationality and Business Performance of SMEs in Sri Lanka

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R. V. S. P. K. Ranatunga ,

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, LK
About R. V. S. P. K.
Center for Computer Studies
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H. M. S. Priyanath,

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, LK
About H. M. S.
Department of Economics and Statistics
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R. G. N. Megama

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
About R. G. N.
Department of Computer Science
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Abstract

This study endeavours to investigate empirically how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) usage affects the bounded rationality and business performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka. The data collection has been done with 400 owners of SMEs in Sri Lanka by employing telephone and face to face interviews using a structured questionnaire. The Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) was utilized to analyse the data. The empirical results discovered that the different dimensions of ICT usage such as infrastructure, applications, policy, human resources, and mobile technology have a negative impact on bounded rationality and positive effects on the business performance of SMEs in Sri Lanka. Thus, the study recognizes that several dimensions of ICT usage make proper information flow to pull out information asymmetry and reduce the bounded rationality of SMEs, thereby increasing the business performance of SMEs in Sri Lanka.
How to Cite: Ranatunga, R.V.S.P.K., Priyanath, H.M.S. and Megama, R.G.N., 2021. ICT Usage, Bounded Rationality and Business Performance of SMEs in Sri Lanka. Colombo Business Journal, 12(1), pp.54–86. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cbj.v12i1.71
Published on 29 Jun 2021.
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