Title: Use of the e-business reception model to compare the level of advanced e-business solutions reception in service and manufacturing companies

Authors: Zbigniew Pastuszak

Addresses: Faculty of Economics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Abstract: Reception of e-business solutions is one of the challenges emerging in the new economy, which contemporary companies have to face. The level of e-business reception acts as an indirect determinant for the level of competitiveness of a company. This paper explores the results of the studies on the original e-business reception model (EBRM). The focus of the studies in question was on two groups of companies, that is, manufacturing and service companies. As the findings of these studies reveal, between the two focus groups, service-oriented companies have a higher level of reception of e-business solutions.

Keywords: e-business reception models; EBRM; electronic business; enterprise development; focus groups; technology acceptance models; TAM; service industries; manufacturing industries; competiveness; Poland; emerging economies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2010.029757

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2010 Vol.8 No.1, pp.1 - 21

Published online: 02 Dec 2009 *

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