Title: E-business reception in low and high internet sensibility level companies

Authors: Zbigniew Pastuszak

Addresses: Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Faculty of Economics, Institute of Management, Pl. Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 5, 20-031 Lublin, Poland

Abstract: This paper aims to understand and determine the key factors in adopting of the internet-based solutions for business and operation management by both low and high internet sensibility level companies. Those groups were identified and researched with using of the net readiness methodology. We investigated 71 companies in Poland. The level of e-business reception acts as an indirect determinant for the level of competitiveness of a company. According to the analysis, it was found that the high internet sensibility level enterprises are better prepared to the internet solutions reception than the other group of enterprises.

Keywords: net readiness; e-business reception; company learning; Poland; electronic business; low internet sensibility; high internet sensibility; world wide web; internet solutions; business management; operations management; indirect determinants; competitiveness; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.040539

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.9 No.4, pp.422 - 434

Published online: 02 Jun 2011 *

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