Have SMEs benefited from E-Commerce?

Simpson Poon

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Abstract

Recently there has been a surge in research projects on how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) use ECommerce/ E-Business for business purposes. These include a mixture of academic, industry and government studies. The outcomes have presented a mixed message. While there are anecdotal success stories, SMEs found their ECommerce/ E-Business endeavours successful to a point but face difficulties in achieving many speculations portrayed by the media and visionaries. In this paper, I try to address the issue based on published works in the domain of ECommerce/ E-Business6 adoption among SMEs. The answer may lie in a more refined research strategy and consolidation of research outcomes. Lessons from EDI adoption might be useful to formulate impetus to further adoption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-72
Number of pages7
JournalAustralasian Journal of Information Systems
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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