E-business assimilation in SMEs of China
by Yi Wang, Xinping Shi
International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB), Vol. 7, No. 5, 2009

Abstract: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) that have already adopted e-business applications may vary significantly in terms of the scope and extent of incorporating e-business applications into their business processes and benefiting from them. Drawing upon innovation assimilation theory and TOE framework, this study develops a model to examine potential factors influencing e-business assimilation among China's SMEs. Top Management Support (TMS), IT Readiness (ITR), Competition Intensity (CI) are proposed to influence two dimensions of e-business assimilation – breadth and depth. The results indicate that there are different effects of antecedents on e-business assimilation in SMEs of China.

Online publication date: Thu, 10-Sep-2009

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