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A Framework for Identifying the Conditions for Effective Collaborative Commerce Adoption

A Framework for Identifying the Conditions for Effective Collaborative Commerce Adoption
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Author(s): Michelle Rowe (Edith Cowan University, Australia), Helen Cripps (Edith Cowan University, Australia), Janice M. Burn (Edith Cowan University, Australia), Craig Standing (Edith Cowan University, Australia), Beth Walker (Edith Cowan University, Australia) and Shirley Bode (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch159

Abstract

This paper examines collaborative commerce (c-commerce) in the context of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). C-commerce potentially provides opportunities for SMEs to access new markets, yet this opportunity has not been realized at least in Australia. This paper proposes a framework to identify the conditions that facilitate the adoption of c-commerce by SMEs. This framework is three dimensional – depth of inter-organisational relationships (IORs), degree of integration of IT within organisation strategy and organisational resources. This proposed framework, after validation, may provide a framework to better explain and predict c-commerce adoption.

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