콘텐츠 바로가기
로그인
컨텐츠

Category Open

Resources

tutorial

Collection of research papers and materials on development issues

home

Resources
Economy Trade
Industry and Technology Others

Print

Perceived barriers towards the use of e-trade processes by Korean SMEs

Related Document
Frame of Image
  • Perceived barriers towards the use of e-trade processes by Korean SMEs
  • OH, K-Y.; Cruickshank, D.; Andersn, A. R.
  • The Robert Gordon University


link
Title Perceived barriers towards the use of e-trade processes by Korean SMEs
Similar Titles
Material Type Articles
Author(English)

OH, K-Y.; Cruickshank, D.; Andersn, A. R.

Publisher

[Aberdeen]:The Robert Gordon University

Date 2012
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Business Process Management Journal:vol. 18(no. 1)
Pages 17
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Economy < Trade
Industry and Technology < Others
Holding The Robert Gordon University

Abstract

Purpose – E-trade, electronic trading appears to offer increased efficiency in business processes, but only a limited number of small firms have adopted the new processes. The purpose of this paper is to try to establish the obstacles, the perceived barriers, to the continuing use of e-trade technologies by small Korean firms. Design/methodology/approach – The literature was employed to develop a theoretical model that includes perceived risk and the environment. The model was operationalised in a questionnaire completed by 164 respondents. LISREL validated the instrument and the model. The data were analysed using Structural Equation Modelling. Findings – We found that information risk and business risk negatively affect adoption and use. We also tested the relationship between the environment of the organisation and adoption of e-trade. Our results show that the maturity of information technology and the innovation characteristics of the firm have positive influences on the adoption of e-trade. (The rest omitted)