The Barriers to the Adoption of e-Commerce by Micro Businesses, Small Businesses and Medium Enterprises

By Christine Van Toorn, Deborah Bunker, Karen Yee and Stephen Smith.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This study discusses the barriers to the adoption of e-commerce in micro, small and medium enterprises in Australia.

Keywords: e-Commerce Adoption, SME, Barriers to Adoption

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 9, pp.107-122. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.169MB).

Christine Van Toorn

Christine Van Toorn is a Lecturer and Director of the BIT and ISM Co-op Scholarship Programs at the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management at UNSW. Having joined the School in 1991, her commercial background is diverse and she has considerable experience across a wide variety of industries. Christine has a research masters degree from UNSW and her current research interests lie in the areas of knowledge management and decision support, with particular emphasis in relation to human computer interaction. She has over 15 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as the corporate sector. Christine’s has extensive industry experience in the fields of information systems, information technology and accounting, she is a CISA and a CPA member. Her appointment as Director of the University’s exclusive and highly sought after BIT (Business Information Technology) and ISM (Information Systems and Management) Co-operative Scholarship Programs complements her vast experience both within industry and academia.

Dr Deborah Bunker

Dr Deborah Bunker is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management at the University of New South Wales. Her expertise lies in Information Systems (IS) philosophy, management, diffusion and e-Commerce/e-Business models and approaches having produced over 60 publications in journals and conferences on these topics, as well as writing and editing books on business to business (B2B) e-Commerce/e-Business and adoption and diffusion of IS within organisations.

Miss Karen Yee

Karen Yee is a fourth year honours student in the B.Sc in Information Systems at UNSW

Dr Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith is a Lecturer in Information Systems at the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management, UNSW


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