University of South Australia & University of Melbourne

Enhancing innovative capabilities and sustainability of regional/rural Australian SMEs through Web 2.0-enabled social networking activities - to explore how the innovative capabilities and sustainability of regional and rural Australian small and medium enterprises (SMES) can be enhanced through Web 2.0-enabled social networking activities.

The collaborative research team consisted of three members, including two researchers from the University of South Australia and one researcher from the Computing and Information Systems department in the School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

This project built onĀ a previousĀ pilot study by identifying gaps and barriers in SME capabilities to use Web 2.0 social networking tools and applications; designing and implementing an intervention program to help SMEs better use these tools; and assessing how the suggested interventions impacted on the SMEs' social networking.