An empirical investigation into e-business adoption in the Scottish smaller firm

Beverly A. Wagner, Ian Fillis, Ulf Johansson

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to investigate e-business adoption and e-supply strategies in Scottish small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The paper summarises academic literature on supply chain management, e-commerce drivers and barriers and recent survey reports on the degree of e-business adoption in the UK and Ireland. We then describe the qualitative methodology undertaken, outline findings and discuss the implications from this study to e-supply strategies in the smaller firm. We also examine the role of the support agencies and how government could better serve the SME programmes of assistance. Finally, an outline for future research is presented.
LanguageEnglish
Pages408-422
Number of pages15
Journal International Journal of Electronic Business
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Industry
Supply chain management
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Empirical investigation
Electronic business
Supply strategy
Small firms
Ireland
Qualitative methodology
Government
Electronic commerce

Keywords

  • e-business
  • SMEs
  • e-commerce
  • e-supply strategies
  • e-commerce adoption
  • small-to-medium sized enterprises
  • Scotland

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