Web 2.0 Artifacts in SME-Networks - A Qualitative Approach Towards an Integrative Conceptualization Considering Organizational and Technical Perspectives
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) face new challenges in a complex and dynamic competitive environment. According to this, SMEs need to cooperate due to their restricted resources and limited capacities. At this, Enterprise 2.0 is seen as a supporting approach. As there is a lack of academic publications concerning recommendations for the application of Web 2.0 artifacts in SME-networks, the authors aim at bridging this gap with the following paper by suggesting a conceptual base following the design science approach.