Brychan C. Thomas

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In the continuous battle to stay at the forefront of new technology, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can be assisted through Internet and Web sites providing innovation and technology support services. However, the cost of the latest technology, including hardware, training and personnel can be insurmountable for SMEs with limited financial and(More)
The potential of the Internet to both geographically expand customer bases and provide a source of sales growth has led to a rapid embracement of the Internet by a majority of small businesses in the United Kingdom. However, many studies suggest that much of this adoption takes the form of simple Web sites representing little more than an electronic(More)
It is maintained that processes such as lean construction can arguably reduce costs within the construction process. These costs primarily arise due to a lack of harmonisation between contracting parties. Historically, this relationship has been transactional in nature, with both parties seeking to secure value added at minimal cost. Despite this fact,(More)
AbstrAct This chapter introduces the role of Web sites and e-commerce in the development and growth of global higher education start-ups. The extant concepts, research, and experiences the chapter builds on is the literature concerning e-commerce and small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) together with published research on global start-ups. It argues(More)
Heritage is the key to the success of the tourism industry in Wales. Tourism itself is one of the largest and most important industries in the Principality contributing £2.0 billion in spending from overnight and day visitors, 7% to GDP and 10% of jobs to the economy (100,000 jobs). Following a period of substantial growth, during the 1980s and 1990s, it(More)
The potential of the Internet to both geographically expand customer bases and provide a source of sales growth has led to a rapid embracement of the Internet by a majority of small businesses in the United Kingdom. However, many studies suggest that much of this adoption takes the form of simple Web sites representing little more than an electronic(More)
It is recognised that Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) need to adapt and change to remain competitive in the rapidly changing business environment of the 21 st Century. As with many other industries this is evident in the Agri-food industry in Wales where Agri-food SMEs can attain a competitive advantage through the use of Information and(More)
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