Authors: Michael Quayle
Addresses: Business School, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, UK
Abstract: This article explores the awareness and level of implementation of e-business in European small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) primarily operating in the manufacturing sector. The results of a survey of 232 small firms are used to identify the challenges and responses faced by SMEs. Finally, the author provides a research agenda and suggests paths which might be followed by such firms in seeking to achieve best in class performance in ebusiness.
Keywords: small firms; supply chain; e-business; purchasing; manufacturing; Europe; SMEs.
International Journal of Electronic Business, 2003 Vol.1 No.1, pp.41-52
Published online: 21 Jul 2003 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article