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Publication date: 1 June 2004

Ian Fillis, Ulf Johannson and Beverly Wagner

Globalisation and technology effects appear to have spurred smaller firms around the world to embrace e‐business practices. However, there is considerable variability in…

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Globalisation and technology effects appear to have spurred smaller firms around the world to embrace e‐business practices. However, there is considerable variability in adoption and usage from country to country. Drawing on existing research on e‐business and conventional business and marketing in the smaller firm, this paper formulates a conceptual framework of reasons behind adoption and non‐adoption in the smaller firm. Macro dimensions, industry sector and firm‐level factors are analysed, together with owner/manager motivations and attitudes towards e‐business adoption. A conceptual framework is constructed and research propositions are then developed in order to focus attention on sets of internal and external factors which impact on smaller firm e‐business usage. Recommendations for future theory development are presented, together with implications for industry bodies involved in supporting the SME sector.

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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2554

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Publication date: 16 October 2009

Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.

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Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.

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The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.

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Strategic Direction, vol. 25 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0258-0543

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