Global Electronic Business Research: Opportunities and Directions, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591406455
  • ISBN-13: 9781591406457
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 374 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released October 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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It is important to monitor and to reflect on the progress of e-commerce research in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and to look at the e-commerce phenomenon in SMEs, at a specific time and place in different countries in the world.

Global Electronic Business Research: Opportunities and Directions encourages researchers and professionals interested in SMEs and e-commerce to address the next phase in this field. This book points to some of the impending issues concerning e-commerce in SMEs, and highlights the need to do something in order to bridge the existing divide between the two. Global Electronic Business Research raises the importance of addressing the e-commerce phenomenon in SMEs at a global level.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: E-Commerce in SMEs: A Global Phenomenon.
2: Electronic Business Research in Small Businesses: A Global Perspective.
3: Web Initiatives in SMEs.
4: The Evolving Web Presence of SMEs: An Empirical Approach to E-Business.
5: The Development of Web Sites: Objectives of Australian SMEs.
6: SMEs ECT Reality: From Ad-Hoc Implementation to Strategic Planning.
7: An Investigation of SMTE Web Site Usage in Australia: Implications for E-Commerce Adoption and Planning Processes.
8: A Community Web Site Initiative: Impacts on Small Businesses.
9: E-Commerce Across the Supply Chain in SMEs.
10: E-Commerce Links for SMEs within the Industry Value Chain.
11: The Role of Government in E-Commerce Adoption in SMEs.
12: Government Intervention in SMEs' E-Commerce Adoption: An Institutional Approach.
13: SMEs and Government Policies—Worlds Apart: The UK Experience 1999–2004.
14: Web Initiatives and Shopping Agents in SMEs.
15: Comparison-Shopping as an Emerging Channel to Increase Web Visibility for SMEs in the United States.
16: E-Commerce and Knowledge Management in SMEs.
17: Managing Knowledge in SMEs: What Are Some Peculiarities?.
18: E-Commerce Adoption and Benefit Realization in SMEs.
19: The Shifting Sands of E-Commerce: Investigation of the Mapping Between Expected and Actual E-Commerce Benefits in SMEs.
20: E-Commerce in SMEs in Developing Countries.
21: Predictive Indicators of Electronic Commerce Adoption in Regional Small and Medium Enterprises.
22: Factors Affecting E-Business Adoption by SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Exploratory Study from Nigeria.
23: E-Commerce Outsourcing in SMEs.
24: Exploring ASP Sourcing Decisions in Small Firms.
About the Authors.