E-Commerce and Small Business in Regional Australia

E-Commerce and Small Business in Regional Australia

Author: 
Pease, Wayne
Place: 
Hershey
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2005
Responsibility: 
Rowe, Michelle, jt.author
Editor: 
Marshall, Stewart
Journal Title: 
Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology
Source: 
Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology
Abstract: 

E-commerce is considered to provide substantial benefits to business, particularly small business. It enables new ways of working to emerge and facilitates an organization's reengineering. Benefits from e-commerce can be argued to be greater for SMEs (small and medium enterprises) since traditionally they have operated in an uncertain and dynamic environment (Murphy & Daley, 1999; Nooteboom, 1994). Despite this, SMEs generally and especially those in regional areas in Australia, are lagging behind in their adoption of technology, including e-commerce.

CITATION: Pease, Wayne. E-Commerce and Small Business in Regional Australia edited by Marshall, Stewart . Hershey : IGI Global , 2005. Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology - Available at: http://library.au.int/e-commerce-and-small-business-regional-australia