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Electronic commerce in small to medium-sized enterprises : frameworks, issues and implications
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Hershey, PA : Idea Group Publishing, 2004


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This work addresses eCommerce issues in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a global setting. It covers issues that are of importance to researchers, students, and professionals interested in the eCommerce field in SMEs.

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Brian CorbittNabeel A. Y. Al-QirimNabeel A. Y. Al-QirimSimpson Poon and Xueli (Charlie) HuangTanya CastlemanMichael Quayle and John K. ChristiansenPauline RatnasingamFuatai Purcell and Janet Toland and Sid L. HuffChalermsak Lertwongsatien and Nitaya Wongpinunwatana and Angsana AchakulwisutJames GriffinZakia A. Elsammani and Ray Hackney and Phil ScownWilliam Golden and Martin Hughes and Lucy RuaneJudith Jeffcoate and Caroline Chappell and Sylvie FeindtCarsten Svensson and Martin MalisChristoph Auer and Reinhard FranzAurelio Ravarini and Marco Tagliavini and Carlo Zanaboni and Paolo Faverio and Jennifer Moro and Donatella SciutoElizabeth Fife and Francis PereiraReggie DavidrajuhSushil K. Sharma and Nilmini Wickramasinghe and Jatinder N.D. GuptaArthur Tatnall and Stephen Burgess and Mohini SinghVishanth Weerakkody and D.E.S. Tebboune and Wendy L. Currie and Naureen Khan and Bhavini DesaiYuroung Yao and Kevin C. DeSouza and Edward Watson
Forewordp. vii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Section I E-Commerce Research in SMEs
Chapter I A Framework for Electronic Commerce Research in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprisesp. 1
Chapter II E-Commerce and SMEs: A Reflection and the Way Aheadp. 17
Section II Social and Cultural Impacts on E-Commerce Adoption in SMEs
Chapter III Small Businesses as Social Formations: Diverse Rationalities in the Context ofe-Business Adoptionp. 31
Section III Factors Impacting E-Commerce Adoption and Use in SMEs
Chapter IV Business Issues in the 21st Century: An Empirical Study of E-Commerce Adoption in UK and Denmark SMEsp. 53
Chapter V Perceived Barriers and Risks of E-Commerce Supply Chain Management Network Among SMEs in Australia and New Zealandp. 69
Section IV E-Commerce in Developing Countries
Chapter VI The Potential of E-Commerce for Remotely Located SMEs: Case Studies from Samoap. 86
Section V Adoption and Diffusion Patterns of E-Commerce in SMEs
Chapter VII Factors Influencing E-Commerce Adoption in Small and Medium Businesses: An Empirical Study in Thailandp. 107
Chapter VIII Mapping the Diffusion of the Internet Technology Cluster: An Examination of Irish SMEsp. 128
Chapter IX SMEs Adoption and Implementation Process of Websites in the Presence of Change Agentsp. 146
Section VI Successful SMEs in E-Commerce
Chapter X Traits of Successfully E-Enabled Irish SMEsp. 165
Section VII E-Commerce in the Supply Chain in SMEs
Chapter XI Assessing the Impact of E-Commerce on SMEs in Value Chains: A Qualitative Approachp. 180
Chapter XII Mass Customization and Product Modelsp. 199
Chapter XIII E-Transformation of Austrian SMEs: A Concept that Fits the Realityp. 216
Chapter XIV Solutions to Support Procurement Activities within Industrial Districtsp. 231
Chapter XV SMEs and the Internet: Re-Engineering Core Business Processes and Defining the Business Proposition for Successp. 248
Chapter XVI Business-to-Business E-Commerce for Collaborative Supply Chain Design and Developmentp. 272
Section VIII New E-Commerce Avenues for SMEs
Chapter XVII What Should SMEs Do to Succeed in Today's Knowledge-Based Economy?p. 289
Chapter XVIII Community and Regional Portals in Australia: A Role to Play for Small Businesses?p. 304
Section IX E-Commerce Outsourcing and the Impact of ASPs on E-Commerce Success in SMEs
Chapter XIX Analyzing the Risk Factors of Moving to a Remote Application Outsourcing Modelp. 322
Chapter XX The Role of Application Service Providers in the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprisesp. 337
About the Authorsp. 356
Indexp. 367