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Factors affecting entry-level Internet technology adoption by small business in Australia : evidence from three cases

Van Akkeren, Jeanette & Cavaye, Angele (1999) Factors affecting entry-level Internet technology adoption by small business in Australia : evidence from three cases. Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 3(2), pp. 33-48.

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Abstract

The adoption of Internet technologies by the small business sector (SMEs)The adoption of Internet technologies by the small business sector is important to their on-going survival. Yet, given the opportunities and benefits that Internet technologies can provide it has been shown that Australian small businesses are relatively slow in adopting them. This paper develops a model from recent literature on the facilitators and inhibitors to the adoption of Internet technologies by small business. Cross-case analysis of findings from three case studies are presented. Findings indicate that perceived lack of business benefit, mistrust of the IT industry and lack of understanding of Internet technologies are major inhibitors to Internet adoption by small business.

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ID Code: 32465
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Internet technologies, SMEs, Australia
ISSN: 1328-7265
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Management (080609)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2010 15:02
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:30

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