SMEs' E-commerce Adoption: Perspectives from Denmark and Australia

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    Purpose - Proposes providing an insight about factors affecting business-to-business e-commerce adoption and implementation in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), highlighting similarities and differences between Danish and Australian SMEs. 
    Design/methodology/approach - The research is based on a wide literature review, focused on proposing a theoretical model of technological, environmental and organizational factors influencing e-commerce adoption and implementation. Subsequently, a questionnaire based on the research model has been developed and face-to-face interviews were conducted in Danish and Australian companies.

    Findings - The findings both corroborate previous results about significant factors affecting SMEs' b-to-b e-commerce adoption and implementation and provide new, interesting insights. The study also finds many similarities and differences between Denmark and Australia. 

    Research limitations/implications - The main limitation relates to the difficulty of generalization of the findings to a larger population of SMEs.  To overcome this, a statistical survey is planned to be conducted in the future.

    Practical implications - The results of the empirical research provide indication to SMEs interested to adopt b-to-b e-commerce, large companies interested to conduct e-commerce transactions with small and medium size companies and policy makers.

    Originality/value - This paper both contributes to enhancing the understanding of the factors affecting business-to-business e-commerce adoption and implementation in SMEs and provides some interesting perspectives from Denmark ad Australia

    TidsskriftJournal of Enterprise Information Management
    Udgave nummer1-2
    Sider (fra-til)152-166
    Antal sider15
    StatusUdgivet - 2009

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