Government Intervention in SMEs E-Commerce Adoption: An Institutional Approach

Ada Scupola
2003 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems  
Institutional involvement has been determinant in the diffusion of technological innovations, however little attention has been given to institutional intervention in the adoption and diffusion of e-commerce in SMEs. This study investigates the role of government in the adoption and diffusion of e-commerce in small and medium size enterprises. King et al. (1994) framework of institutional factors in information technology innovation is used to analyze the wishes expressed by SMEs regarding
more » ... vention to foster the adoption and diffusion of e-commerce among small businesses. The findings show that the government could mostly influence adoption and diffusion through knowledge deployment, subsidies and mobilization.
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