SMEs Internationalization through electronic commerce: Benefits, disadvantages, and barriers

Michael Cook, Sophia Duan, Branka Krivokapic-Skoko

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Abstract

This study explores the benefits, disadvantages, and barriers for the internationalization of regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the adoption of electronic commerce (e-commerce). Interviews were conducted with directors of ten Australian regional SMEs for exploring their use of e-commerce in the internationalization process. This led to the identification and validation of benefits, disadvantages, and barriers for the internationalization of regional SMEs with the use of e-commerce. A better understanding of these benefits, disadvantages, and barriers would help e-commerce stakeholders develop appropriate strategies and policies for driving the adoption of e-commerce for the internationalization of regional SMEs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRural Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Digital Era
EditorsSachithra Lokuge, Darshana Sedera
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter5
Pages80-102
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic) 9781799857655
ISBN (Print)9781799849421, 9781799857235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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