One-size e-business adoption model does not fit all

Roberts, Barbara and Toleman, Mark (2007) One-size e-business adoption model does not fit all. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, 2 (3). pp. 49-61. ISSN 0718-1876

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[Abstract]: This empirical study of organisational e-business adoption, utilising both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, examines four major factors influencing adoption in multiple e-business process domains. Support is found for the proposition that factors influencing e-business adoption behaviour have different levels of impact across different e-business process domains. Different combinations of factors influence different e-business processes and for the most part this occurs independently of organisation size/resource capacity. For example, governments and powerful supply chain organisations have strong influence over some organisational e-business strategy. In particular, e-government influence is strong with regard to use of e-mail and external web sites due to government’s legislative and regulatory compliance power. However, government influence is weak with regard to operation of an organisation’s own web sites. A conceptual model of antecedents and performance outcomes of e-business adoption is modified to take account of findings from this study.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version is deposited with permission of journal Editor.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2007 02:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-business, adoption factors, e-government, supply chain, customer power, mixed-method study
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080610 Information Systems Organisation
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management

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