Implications in e-commerce research in small business

Al-Qirim, Nabeel 2003, Implications in e-commerce research in small business, in Information technology and organizations : trends, issues, challenges and solutions, Idea Group, Hershey, Pa., pp. 5-9.

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Title Implications in e-commerce research in small business
Author(s) Al-Qirim, Nabeel
Conference name Information Resources Management Association. International Conference (2002 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pa.)
Conference location Philadelphia, Pa.
Conference dates 18-21 May 2003
Title of proceedings Information technology and organizations : trends, issues, challenges and solutions
Editor(s) Khosrowpour, Mehdi
Publication date 2003
Conference series Information Resources Management Association. International Conference
Start page 5
End page 9
Total pages 5
Publisher Idea Group
Place of publication Hershey, Pa.
Summary It is believed that the recent emergence of electronic commerce (eCommerce) in the early 90s could provide different opportunities to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in overcoming part of their technological. environmental, organizational, and managerial inadequacies. However, recent research portrays a gloomy picture about eCommerce uptake and use in SMEs. Therefore. the implication here is twofold. Initially. there is a need to generate more eCommerce research that could penetrate much deeper into main impending issues pertaining to the SMEs in their potential uptake and use of eCommerce. On the other hand. eCommerce is characterized of being embryonic but growing very fast and fragmented across the different disciplines. which makes the task of capturing its different perspectives a very complex task. The preceding two implications represent the greatest challenge for researchers and professionals interested in undertaking eCommerce research in SMEs. In line with the above implications. the first objective of this research aims at capturing the different eCommerce perspectives from the SMEs point of view and the second objective aims at capturing the eCommerce perspective from the theoretical and the methodological point of view. Addressing the preceding implications in this research could shed some light into some of the grey areas in the eCommerce research in SMEs.
ISBN 159140066X
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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