An Empirical Study of the Hindrance Factors of E-commerce Development in Small and Medium Enterprises
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- small-and-median enterprises; -commerce development; indrance factors; ackground factors
This article summarizes and reviews some Chinese and international factors that hinder the e-commerce development of Chinese small and medium enterprises (SMEs) based on an empirical research from a new perspective. This study shows that the hindrance factors are multi-fold, and that the hindrance force exhibits differences between different hindrance factors and also between different stages. Leader factor is obviously significant in the early stage of e-commerce development. But in its development stage, informatization level and e-commerce application level play a critical role. Technical factors and the conditions of the industry are closely connected as different kinds of enterprises have different demands in technology in their process to develop e-commerce. What’s more, background factors such as human resources have been always playing important roles in developing e-commerce in SMEs.
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TY - CONF AU - Hongda Lu PY - 2013/10 DA - 2013/10 TI - An Empirical Study of the Hindrance Factors of E-commerce Development in Small and Medium Enterprises BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 277 EP - 281 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.59 DO - 10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.59 ID - Lu2013/10 ER -