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E-Commerce Readiness of SMEs in Developing Countires: A Model-Driven Systematic Literature Review

Idris, Abdulhakeem, Edwards, Helen and McDonald, Sharon (2017) E-Commerce Readiness of SMEs in Developing Countires: A Model-Driven Systematic Literature Review. In: UKAIS 2017:22nd Annual Conference, 3-5 Apr 2017, St Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK.

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It is important that modern IS decision making is accomplished using a systematic evaluation of research. A Model Driven Systematic Literature Review (MD-SLR) was used to examine the factors that influence e-commerce adoption readiness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. An initial review of commonly used theories of e-commerce adoption and e-readiness assessment theories was conducted to provide the model driving the MD-SLR. During the MD-SLR evidence was sought from all relevant empirical qualitative studies identified to refine the initial model based on evidence. The evidence supported the existence of internal SME factors (such as: awareness, commitment, technological resources, size of organisation, business resources, social relationship, relational complexities and human resources) and external factors (such as government readiness, market forces, supporting industries). New factors emerged: power supply instability, social and relationships, family support, political uncertainty, and cultural issues.

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Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 15:22
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:40


Author: Abdulhakeem Idris
Author: Helen Edwards
Author: Sharon McDonald

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Faculty of Technology > FOT Executive


Computing > Information Systems

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