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An Investigation into Issues Influencing the Use of the Internet and Electronic Commerce amoung Small-Medium Sized Enterpirses

Stansfield, M, Grant, K. (2003) An Investigation into Issues Influencing the Use of the Internet and Electronic Commerce amoung Small-Medium Sized Enterpirses. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 4 (1). pp. 15-33. ISSN 1938-9027. (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) (KAR id:45512)

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Abstract

Since small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role within many major economies throughout

importance in ensuring their stability and future survival. This paper highlights some of the important issues

makers will have to address if their initiatives aimed at increasing adoption among SMEs are to succeed. Initial

commerce and key issues influencing its use by SMEs among a sample of 484 businesses within West Central

small businesses, in-depth face-to-face interviews and telephone interviews. With a base response rate of 20%

businesses perceive the Internet and electronic commerce, as well as the impact of government policy on

businesses in the rest of Scotland and the UK, as well as the US, Canada and Japan, and European countries that

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 international context for the results of the study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 14:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45512 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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