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Barriers to the Take-Up of Electronic Commerce among Small-Medium Sized Enterprises

Stansfield, Mark, Grant, Kevin (2003) Barriers to the Take-Up of Electronic Commerce among Small-Medium Sized Enterprises. Proceedings of the InSITE Conference, 3 . pp. 737-745. ISSN 1535-0703. (doi:10.28945/2662) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Since small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role within many major economies through-out the world, their ability to successfully adopt and utilize the Internet and electronic commerce is of prime importance in ensuring their stability and future survival. In this paper, initial findings will be re-ported of a study carried out by the authors into the use made of the Internet and electronic commerce and key issues influencing its use by SMEs. In order to broaden the scope of this paper, the results gained from the study will be compared with figures relating to businesses in the rest of Scotland and the UK, as well as the US, Canada and Japan, and European countries that include Sweden, Germany, France and Italy. The issues raised from this study will be compared with similar studies carried out in other countries such as Australia, New Zealand and British Columbia, as well as countries within the European Union in order to provide a wider meaningful international context for the results of the study.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.28945/2662
Uncontrolled keywords: electronic commerce, small-medium sized enterprises, Internet related technologies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 10:09 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 08:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44000 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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