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Title: E-commerce adoption in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Asia: a study of the early stages of e-commerce uptake.
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Sharma, Sushil
Ahmed, Nazim
Keywords: E-Commerce
Small and Medium Enterprises
Knowledge-Based Economy
Electronic Commerce
Hindering Factors
Success Barriers
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jan-2004
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Citation: Int. J. of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2004; 2(3): 221-240
Abstract: E-commerce diffusion has had tremendous success stories in large businesses; however, organisational theories that are applicable to large businesses may not necessarily fit with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the same way. This study identifies major factors at macro and micro levels that hindered SMEs' participation in e-commerce adoption in Asia during the early stages of e-commerce uptake over the period 1999–2001. Although, the study is limited to Asia, and is therefore limited in size and scope, the results could contribute to better understanding of the hindering factors in e-commerce adoption as they relate specifically to the business environment of SMEs.
DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2004.005363
ISSN: 1741-5330
Journal Title: International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, Miller College of Business, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA.
Computer and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, USA
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