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Strategic alliances and perceived barriers to electronic commerce adoption in SMES

(Department of Information Systems, University of Wollongong, Australia)

Journal of Systems and Information Technology

ISSN: 1328-7265

Article publication date: 1 June 2003

Abstract

A number of recent studies have suggested that many small businesses are opting to become members of strategic alliances with other firms in order to minimise the perceived barriers to adoption of electronic commerce (E‐commerce). This study compares the perception of barriers to E‐commerce adoption between a sample of Swedish small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that have become members of some form of strategic alliance and those that have remained outside such arrangements. The results show that, in general, SMEs that are part of a strategic alliance perceive barriers as less applicable than their counterparts that are not part of a strategic alliance.

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(2003), "Strategic alliances and perceived barriers to electronic commerce adoption in SMES", Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Vol. 7 No. 1/2, pp. 27-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/13287260380000772

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