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dc.contributor.authorLockett, Nigel*
dc.contributor.authorBrown, D.H.*
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-10T14:53:08Z
dc.date.available2008-12-10T14:53:08Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationLockett, N. and Brown, D.H. The Potential of Critical E-Applications for Engaging SMEs in E Business: A Provider Perspective. European Journal of Information Systems. Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 21-34.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/987
dc.descriptionYesen
dc.description.abstractAgainst a background of the low engagement of SMEs in e-business this paper investigates the emergence of, and potential for, critical e-applications defined as `an e-business application, promoted by a trusted third party, which engages a significant number of SMEs by addressing an important shared business concern within an aggregation.¿ By a review of secondary data and empirical investigation with service providers and other intermediaries the research shows that such applications can facilitate the e-business engagement of SMEs. There are three key findings, namely: the emergence of aggregation specific e-business applications; the emergence of collaboratively based `one to many¿ business models; and the importance of trusted third parties in the adoption of higher complexity e-business applications by SMEs. Significantly this work takes a deliberately provider perspective and complements the already considerable literature on SME IT adoption from a user and network perspective. In terms of future research the importance of a better conceptual understanding of the impact of complexity on the adoption of IT by SMEs is highlighted.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejis/journal/v13/n1/abs/3000480a.htmlen
dc.rights© 2004 Palgrave Macmillan. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en
dc.subjectSMEen
dc.subjectaggregationen
dc.subjectnetworksen
dc.subjectIT adoptionen
dc.subjecte-businessen
dc.subjectintermediariesen
dc.titleThe Potential of Critical E-Applications for Engaging SMEs in E Business: A Provider Perspectiveen
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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