Influential factors of B2B e-commerce acceptance in SMEs' structure and process

Taiseera Al-Balushi, Saqib Ali*, Ruqaya Al Badi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Studying the effects of B2B e-commerce adoption on the SMEs process and structure is crucial for businesses. Extant researches have investigated the impacts of adopting e-commerce and provided some findings, but the varied theoretical approaches have produced results that reflect the impacts of either external or internal factors of adopting e-commerce. However, these approaches did not use a complete model with a broader view of the influential factors and since there is an obvious co-relation between these factors, it is essential to further study and examines the factors behind this problem. This paper attempts to provide a complete framework that covers the two types of factors for which the enterprises can use as a reference. The model was developed based on the latest research findings and enriched by some latest countries adoption trial like China and Iran.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Information Science and Management
Issue numberSPL.ISSUE
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • B2B e-commerce adoption
  • China
  • IT capabilities
  • IT innovation
  • Iran
  • SMEs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Information Systems and Management


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