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Electronic Commerce in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises : Frameworks, Issues and Implications - Nabeel A.Y. Al-Qirim

Electronic Commerce in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises

Frameworks, Issues and Implications

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2003
ISBN: 9781591401469
Number Of Pages: 392

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Electronic Commerce in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises: Frameworks, Issues and Implications addresses eCommerce issues in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a global setting. The book aims at addressing issues that are of importance to researchers, to students, and to professionals interested in the eCommerce field in SMEs and hence, interested in addressing issues pertaining to theory and to practice.

Forewordp. vii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. viii
E-Commerce Research in SMEs
A Framework for Electronic Commerce Research in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprisesp. 1
E-Commerce and SMEs: A Reflection and the Way Aheadp. 17
Social and Cultural Impacts on E-Commerce Adoption in SMEs
Small Businesses as Social Formations: Diverse Rationalities in the Context ofe-Business Adoptionp. 31
Factors Impacting E-Commerce Adoption and Use in SMEs
Business Issues in the 21st Century: An Empirical Study of E-Commerce Adoption in UK and Denmark SMEsp. 53
Perceived Barriers and Risks of E-Commerce Supply Chain Management Network Among SMEs in Australia and New Zealandp. 69
E-Commerce in Developing Countries
The Potential of E-Commerce for Remotely Located SMEs: Case Studies from Samoap. 86
Adoption and Diffusion Patterns of E-Commerce in SMEs
Factors Influencing E-Commerce Adoption in Small and Medium Businesses: An Empirical Study in Thailandp. 107
Mapping the Diffusion of the Internet Technology Cluster: An Examination of Irish SMEsp. 128
SMEs Adoption and Implementation Process of Websites in the Presence of Change Agentsp. 146
Successful SMEs in E-Commerce
Traits of Successfully E-Enabled Irish SMEsp. 165
E-Commerce in the Supply Chain in SMEs
Assessing the Impact of E-Commerce on SMEs in Value Chains: A Qualitative Approachp. 180
Mass Customization and Product Modelsp. 199
E-Transformation of Austrian SMEs: A Concept that Fits the Realityp. 216
Solutions to Support Procurement Activities within Industrial Districtsp. 231
SMEs and the Internet: Re-Engineering Core Business Processes and Defining the Business Proposition for Successp. 248
Business-to-Business E-Commerce for Collaborative Supply Chain Design and Developmentp. 272
New E-Commerce Avenues for SMEs
What Should SMEs Do to Succeed in Today's Knowledge-Based Economy?p. 289
Community and Regional Portals in Australia: A Role to Play for Small Businesses?p. 304
E-Commerce Outsourcing and the Impact of ASPs on E-Commerce Success in SMEs
Analyzing the Risk Factors of Moving to a Remote Application Outsourcing Modelp. 322
The Role of Application Service Providers in the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprisesp. 337
About the Authorsp. 356
Indexp. 367
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ISBN: 9781591401469
ISBN-10: 1591401461
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st July 2003
Publisher: IGI Global
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 18.19  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.86