Issues faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their take-up of ecommerce in Australian regional communities

Pease, Wayne and Rowe, Michelle (2003) Issues faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their take-up of ecommerce in Australian regional communities. In: 4th International We-B Conference (We-B 2003), 24-25 Nov 2003, Perth, Australia. (Unpublished)

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[Abstract]: Ecommerce is considered to provide substantial benefits to business. It enables new ways of working to emerge as organisations face the future and embrace the notion of the 'new economy'. SMEs in regional areas of Australia are lagging in their adoption of e-commerce. This paper examines the reasons for the adoption and non-adoption of ecommerce by regional SMEs. The research is exploratory and the methodology used is that of pilot case studies involving SMEs located in a regional area in Queensland, Hervey Bay. The paper identifies factors leading to their adoption of e-commerce and its impact on each business.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Depositing User: Mr Wayne Pease
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:40
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecommerce, electronic commerce, ebusiness, SME
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080612 Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1349

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