Have SMEs Benefited from E-Commerce?

  • Simpson Poon
Keywords: SME, ecommerce, adoption


Recently there has been a surge in research projects on how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) use E-Commerce/E-Business for business purposes. These include a mixture of academic, industry and government studies. The outcomes have presented a mixed message. While there are anecdotal success stories, SMEs found their E-Commerce/E-Business endeavours successful to a point but face difficulties in achieving many speculations portrayed by the media and visionaries. In this paper, I try to address the issue based on published works in the domain of E-Commerce/E-Business adoption among SMEs. The answer may lie in a more refined research strategy and consolidation of research outcomes. Lessons from EDI adoption might be useful to formulate impetus to further adoption.
How to Cite
Poon, S. (1). Have SMEs Benefited from E-Commerce?. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v10i1.172
Research on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises