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Title: Obstacles to SMEs for e-Adoption in the Asia Pacific region.
Book Title: e-Business, e-Government & Small and Medium-Size Enterprises: Opportunities and Challenges
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Sharma, S.
Keywords: Electronic Commerce
Small and Medium Enterprises
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Idea Group Publishing
Abstract: As electronic commerce (e-commerce) is becoming the way to trade, it is the large corporations that are exploiting their finances and technical expertise to jump into this abyss. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are finding too many obstacles to participate in e-commerce. SMEs in Asia Pacific in particular, face many obstacles and thus are still not comfortable with the concept of putting their business online, conducting transactions online or revamping entire business processes. This chapter describes the key factors that are hindering SMEs’ participation in e-commerce and the obstacles to SMEs for e-adoption in Asia Pacific. Although this study is limited to the Asia Pacific region many of the findings do contribute significantly to the factors hindering all SMEs’ e-adoption efforts.
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-202-2.ch006
ISBN: 1591402034
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Health Informatics
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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