Use of ICT as a critical marketing success factor in Turkish agri-food SMEs

Cetin B., Akpinar A. , Ozsayin D.

OUTLOOK ON AGRICULTURE, vol.33, no.3, pp.215-218, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.5367/0000000042530222
  • Title of Journal : OUTLOOK ON AGRICULTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-218


In the mid- to late 1980s, the rapid growth in computer networks and online services steered companies, including those in the agri-food sector, towards the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) now need to adapt to remain competitive in the rapidly changing business environment of the twenty-first century driven by the use of the Internet and Websites. The adoption of ICT as a communication and marketing platform provides considerable advantages to agri-food SMEs. This article examines the impact of the Internet and Websites on the marketing activities of Turkish agri-food SMEs and provides information about their use of ICT. The data result from a two-stage survey undertaken by the Turkish agri-food directorate (KOBI).