Title

A Conceptual Framework to Support the Development of Government Sponsored Community Portal Regional Electronic Marketplaces for SMEs: A Stage Approach

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

School of Management

RAS ID

2562

Comments

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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