Steps to internet adoption success: a study of four small regional organisations

Cater-Steel, Aileen and Grist, Shelly (2004) Steps to internet adoption success: a study of four small regional organisations. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 11 (2). pp. 37-45. ISSN 1449-8618

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Abstract

In response to concerns about the reluctance of Australian small business to embrace e-commerce, this study describes the steps taken by four small regional organisations to establish web sites and enter into e-commerce. As well as mapping the actual adoption steps to models of e-commerce adoption, recommendations are made to guide small business through initial web site development. This study suggests that when adopting internet technologies, small organisations needs to focus on sound business objectives, plan for an evolutionary approach, and recognise the value of adapting a traditional systems development life cycle approach to web site development.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:38
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 00:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-commerce adoption
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4606 Distributed computing and systems software > 460612 Service oriented computing
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460905 Information systems development methodologies and practice
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3599 Other commerce, management, tourism and services > 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1263

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