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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Eric Ng

To develop a preliminary framework for Australian agribusiness organisations seeking to select business‐to‐business (B2B) e‐business models.

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Purpose

To develop a preliminary framework for Australian agribusiness organisations seeking to select business‐to‐business (B2B) e‐business models.

Design/methodology/approach

A literature review was conducted on topics related to strategic decision making and B2B e‐business models. Particularly, factors influencing the strategic decision on the choice of e‐business models to be selected were examined. The review aims to provide an initial framework for the research study to be conducted. The research was conducted in two stages: depth interviews (stage one) and case studies (stage two).

Findings

Provides information on factors (both internal and external) influencing the choice of e‐business models and also insight into the current practices of Australian agribusiness in relation to the selection process of B2B e‐business models. A framework was developed to assist agribusiness organisations to make decisions on the selection of the most appropriate e‐business models.

Research limitations/implications

This study is exploratory in nature and thus the findings cannot be generalised to the population at large. Further conclusive explanatory research is required for generalisation and the guidelines developed in this study could be replicated and tested in other agribusiness sectors or in other industries.

Practical implications

Managers are able to consider and examine the relevance of the guidelines and criteria developed, and determine the essential factors that require consideration during their selection process. The guidelines can also assist managers to determine the level of resources, technological infrastructure and knowledge and understanding of e‐business models required.

Originality/value

This paper brings together two disciplines – strategic decision making and development of e‐business models – that have not been combined prior to this study. The research findings have contributed to the development of existing theory in these two areas. The research also offers insights into the selection of e‐business models within the agribusiness industry that traditionally lagged behind in e‐business. The development of the framework and guidelines has assisted managers in their selection of e‐business models and given them an appreciation of what others in the industry are doing.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 20 no. 4/5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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Publication date: 23 May 2008

Jung‐Chi Pai and Chi‐Hung Yeh

This study aims to examine the relationships between contingency factors and the effectiveness of the implementation of core e‐business strategies and to explore the…

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Purpose

This study aims to examine the relationships between contingency factors and the effectiveness of the implementation of core e‐business strategies and to explore the influences on the implementation process quality for e‐business strategy.

Design/methodology/approach

To examine the relationships between the constructs in the research model, data were gathered via a questionnaire survey sent to 650 manufacturing enterprises in Taiwan.

Findings

The survey results indicate that some factors influence the effectiveness of the implementation of core e‐business strategies. The implications of the findings for practice and future research are also examined.

Practical implications

Business managers or IS executives of enterprises should consider these environmental, organizational and technological contingency factors while implementing e‐business strategies.

Originality/value

Numerous researchers have proposed various studies relating to e‐business strategies. However, these studies focused on developing e‐business planning frameworks and conducting case studies, and little attention has been paid to empirical studies examining the influences of contingency factors on the implementation of e‐business strategies. The results of this study will be of interest to business managers or strategic planners who are initiating or conducting e‐business strategic planning exercises, as well as to researchers in the field of information systems strategic planning and management.

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Management Decision, vol. 46 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 11 August 2021

Muneer Abbad, Ibrahim Hussien Musa Magboul and Kholoud AlQeisi

In response to a turbulent industrial environment, especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), organizations have widely adopted e-business to improve their…

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Purpose

In response to a turbulent industrial environment, especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), organizations have widely adopted e-business to improve their processes. This study aims to propose a model that encapsulates the determinants and outcomes of e-business adoption.

Design/methodology/approach

The determinants and outcomes of e-business adoption were tested using data gathered from 282 managers and analysed using structural equation modelling techniques.

Findings

The results indicated that owner support, perceived ease of use and government support were important determinants that influence e-business adoption. Attitude, competitive pressureand relative advantage were not significant. Regarding outcomes, e-business adoption had a major impact on SME functioning and operational progress; however, it had no influence on competitive advantage.

Originality/value

By ascertaining the determinants and outcomes of e-business adoption, the findings provide e-business practitioners and managers with guidelines that can encourage more efficient and effective e-business adoption within their organizations. The results also provide a basis for more precise e-business studies to be conducted in developing countries.

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Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2053-4620

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Publication date: 13 December 2017

Qiongwei Ye and Baojun Ma

Internet + and Electronic Business in China is a comprehensive resource that provides insight and analysis into E-commerce in China and how it has revolutionized and…

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Internet + and Electronic Business in China is a comprehensive resource that provides insight and analysis into E-commerce in China and how it has revolutionized and continues to revolutionize business and society. Split into four distinct sections, the book first lays out the theoretical foundations and fundamental concepts of E-Business before moving on to look at internet+ innovation models and their applications in different industries such as agriculture, finance and commerce. The book then provides a comprehensive analysis of E-business platforms and their applications in China before finishing with four comprehensive case studies of major E-business projects, providing readers with successful examples of implementing E-Business entrepreneurship projects.

Internet + and Electronic Business in China is a comprehensive resource that provides insights and analysis into how E-commerce has revolutionized and continues to revolutionize business and society in China.

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Internet+ and Electronic Business in China: Innovation and Applications
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-115-7

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Publication date: 17 June 2019

Ahmed Abdullah, Gareth R. T. White and Brychan Thomas

This chapter discusses the use of an extended stage model for the evaluation of the adoption of e-business in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Empirical studies…

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This chapter discusses the use of an extended stage model for the evaluation of the adoption of e-business in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Empirical studies of e-business adoption are rare in Middle Eastern and developing countries and the chapter provides valuable insight into this region, by presenting an account of the use of the extended stage model to explore the level of e-business adoption among Yemeni SMEs.

In making this examination, the challenges and opportunities that accompany e-business adoption are revealed. The internal drivers and barriers, such as finance and skills, are recognised along with the external factors that include infrastructure and legislation. It also provides valuable insight into the macro-level sociopolitical determinants of e-business adoption that have not previously been appreciated; the study was undertaken during the Yemen Civil War in 2016.

Current adoption models imply that organisations adopt technologies in a linear fashion, gradually increasing complexity and capability. This study makes an important contribution by recognising that there are multiple points at which SMEs may ‘enter’ the technology-adoption ladder.

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Creating Entrepreneurial Space: Talking Through Multi-Voices, Reflections on Emerging Debates
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-577-1

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Article
Publication date: 29 April 2020

Khaled Saleh Al-Omoush

The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of top management support and organizational capabilities in achieving e-business entrepreneurship.

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of top management support and organizational capabilities in achieving e-business entrepreneurship.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire from 26 manufacturing firms with a sample of 282 respondents. Data were analyzed using SmartPLS.

Findings

The results show a significant impact of top management support on e-business entrepreneurship. The findings also show a direct impact of organizational capabilities, involving organizational agility and organizational learning on the e-business entrepreneurship. Moreover, the results of the study highlight the pivotal role of top management in preparing an organizational environment that fosters organizational learning and organizational agility capabilities to establish e-business entrepreneurship.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the body of knowledge and understanding of e-business entrepreneurship and the pivotal role of top management support in today’s very dynamic environment. Furthermore, the present study offers new insights into the impact of organizational capabilities on establishing e-business entrepreneurship.

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Publication date: 1 June 2002

Dien D. Phan

Electronic business (e‐business) today plays a major role in the world economic growth, thanks to the rapid advance in information technology. Recent estimates from…

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Electronic business (e‐business) today plays a major role in the world economic growth, thanks to the rapid advance in information technology. Recent estimates from Forester Research show that by 2003 the value of e‐commerce of US and Europe will reach US$3 trillion, the number of households in the USA that have PCs will reach 64 million, those that have access to the Internet will reach 60 million, and the number of mobile phones will reach 69 million. There are many spectacular successful e‐businesses but there are also numerous failures. Presents a study of e‐business success at Intel Corp. Intel reached $1 billion value in e‐business in its first month of deployment in July 1998. For the year of 2000, Intel’s profits climbed to $10.5 billion to become the fifth most profitable company in the USA, up from the eighth rank last year. Concludes with lessons learned and success factors.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 102 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 2002

John A. Rodgers, David C. Yen and David C. Chou

While e‐business is often mixed with electronic commerce (e‐commerce), they are completely different concepts. E‐business encompasses e‐commerce as well as many other…

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While e‐business is often mixed with electronic commerce (e‐commerce), they are completely different concepts. E‐business encompasses e‐commerce as well as many other applications. There are more benefits to be derived from e‐business than from e‐commerce. Electronic business (e‐business) is revolutionizing the way of communication between internal and external stakeholders within an organization. Connecting numerous information systems and integrating data streams can significantly increase the operational efficiency of the firm. E‐business can lead to competitive advantage as well as profitability.

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Information Management & Computer Security, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-5227

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 2005

Hsiu‐Fen Lin and Gwo‐Guang Lee

To examine the impact of organizational learning factors (training available, technical expertise, and knowledge level) and knowledge management processes (knowledge…

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Purpose

To examine the impact of organizational learning factors (training available, technical expertise, and knowledge level) and knowledge management processes (knowledge acquisition, knowledge application, and knowledge sharing) on e‐business systems adoption level.

Design/methodology/approach

The data from a survey of 202 IS executives in Taiwan were used empirically to test the proposed research model. Moreover, confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to examine the reliability and validity of the measurement model, and the structural equation modelling technique was used to evaluate the research model.

Findings

The analytical results showed that organizational learning factors and knowledge management processes are closely related to the level of e‐business systems adoption. However, knowledge sharing did not significantly affect e‐business systems adoption level.

Research limitations/implications

Future studies could seek an enhanced understanding of the impacts on the level of e‐business adoption of the organizational learning and knowledge management factors investigated in this paper through structured interviews and case studies of IS executives dealing with ongoing or recently completed e‐business systems projects.

Practical implications

Owner/managers considering e‐business systems adoption would be best to focus on both social and technical factors, and their interaction within and beyond the organization, rather than focusing exclusively on technological considerations.

Originality/value

This paper has implications for e‐business managers or policy‐makers in formulating policies and targeting appropriate organizational capabilities to ensure effective adoption of e‐business systems.

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Management Decision, vol. 43 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 24 April 2007

Michael Amberg and Manuela Schröder

The purpose of this paper is to aim to evaluate to what extent present e‐business models for digital audio distribution meet the consumer's expectations.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to aim to evaluate to what extent present e‐business models for digital audio distribution meet the consumer's expectations.

Design/methodology/approach

The research method in this paper is particularly based on two empirical studies. In the first study, the supplier side was examined. In this context, 15 e‐business models in the German music market were identified, classified according to two criteria (type of compensation and dependency on the supplier or its technology) and analysed with regard to four aspects “type and volume of content”, “price of content”, “rights of use”, and “additional services”. To evaluate the identified e‐business models, the consumer expectations for digital audio distribution were analysed in a second study. Finally, the results of both studies were compared.

Findings

The paper finds that most of the identified e‐business models do not meet all of the fundamental consumer expectations. Either the identified category of e‐business models and its characteristics (e.g. dependency on technology) lead to a conflict with regard to the expectations of the consumers, or the implemented e‐business models reveal discrepancies between the concrete offer and the demand.

Research limitations/implications

The results in the paper are limited to e‐business models for digital audio distribution in the German music market.

Practical implications

The paper shows that, in order to reach more consumers, most of the existing e‐business models have to be modified.

Originality/value

Based on two empirical studies, this paper presents the state‐of‐the‐art of the digital audio distribution in Germany and systematically identifies gaps between the demand and the supply side of digital audio content.

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Journal of Enterprise Information Management, vol. 20 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0398

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