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Virkkala P., Saarela M., Hänninen K., Kujala J., Simunaniemi A. (2021). Business Maturity Models for Small and Medium-Sized Enterpriceses: A systematic Literature Review. Management, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp.137-155.

Business maturity models for small and medium-sized enterprises : a systematic literature review

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Author: Virkkala, Peetu1; Saarela, Martti1; Hänninen, Kai1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: University of Primorska, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-03-04


Small and medium-sized enterprises (smes) play a key role in national economies around the world but face pressure to sustain their competitiveness in domestic and global markets. smes should check their position periodically and figure out what they need to do next. Maturity models are suitable tools for documenting smes’ current state, for developing the company’s future vision and path and for comparing capabilities between companies. This study’s aim is to obtain an overview of existing maturity models focused on smes by conducting a systematic literature review (slr) of the publications on business maturity models from the lens of smes. As a result of this study, a growing trend for business maturity models for smes is identified and future research opportunities for sme maturity research are suggested.

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Series: Management
ISSN: 1854-4223
ISSN-E: 1854-4231
ISSN-L: 1854-4223
Volume: 15
Issue: 2
Pages: 137 - 155
DOI: 10.26493/1854-4231.15.137-155
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: © The Authors. Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License.