E-business adoption in Australian wineries: DOI perspectives

Roberts, Barbara and Toleman, Mark (2004) E-business adoption in Australian wineries: DOI perspectives. In: 5th International We-B Conference (We-B 2004): Enterprise Value from e-Business , 25-26 Nov 2004, Perth, Australia.

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Abstract

[Abstract]: Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) theory identifies characteristics of the innovation and organisation as the two major sources of influence on innovative behaviour. However, the external environment represents a major potential source of influential factors on e-business adoption because e-business is naturally affected by corresponding internet activity. This exploratory study, with DOI as its starting point, used interviews to collect qualitative data to determine which external factors influence e-business adoption by Australian wineries. Nine wineries participated in the study. The empirical data demonstrates that influence from external organisations such as supply chain stakeholders and government play a crucial role in determining e-business adoption behaviour and strategy by wineries. This paper reports the evidence and findings, and proposes a modified framework, based on DOI, that includes influential factors from external characteristics in order to provide a better framework for understanding e-business adoption by organisations.


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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: Mrs Greta Mula
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2009 02:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-business, organisational adoption of innovations, network externalities, e-Government, wineries
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5756

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