A Conceptual Framework to Support the Development of Government Sponsored Community Portal Regional Electronic Marketplaces for SMEs: A Stage ApproachECU Publications Pre. 2011
Document TypeConference Proceeding
FacultyBusiness and Public Management
SchoolSchool of Management
AbstractSmall 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.
Citation InformationDenise 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/