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A Conceptual Framework to Support the Development of Government Sponsored Community Portal Regional Electronic Marketplaces for SMEs: A Stage Approach
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  • Denise Gengatharen, Edith Cowan University
  • Craig Standing, Edith Cowan University
Publication Date
1-1-2003
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Faculty
Business and Public Management
School
School of Management
RAS ID
2562
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This article was originally published as: Gengatharen,D, Standing, C. (2003). A Conceptual Framework to Support the Development of Government Sponsored Community-Portal Regional Electronic Marketplaces for SMEs: A Stage Approach. Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Conference on Information Systems: delivering IT and e-Business value in networked environments. AIS Electronic Library. Original article available here

Abstract
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are important to most economies. To improve e-commerce uptake and often motivated by regional economic and community development issues, some governments are creating Internet-based e-marketplaces for SMEs. Given the complexities involved in creating such e-marketplaces, a conceptual framework to support their development needs to be considered. The proposed framework uses a staged approach to advise the development of government-sponsored community-portal regional e- marketplaces (CP-REMs) for SMEs. Data from an ongoing case study is used to examine the framework constructs. Findings indicate that the staged approach allows CP-REMs to develop in tandem with e-commerce sophistication of SMEs.
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Denise Gengatharen and Craig Standing. "A Conceptual Framework to Support the Development of Government Sponsored Community Portal Regional Electronic Marketplaces for SMEs: A Stage Approach" (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/denise_gengatharen/8/