E-business adoption in Nigerian Small Business Enterprises

Olayinka, Olakunle and Wynn, Martin G and Bechkoum, Kamal (2016) E-business adoption in Nigerian Small Business Enterprises. International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, 9 (3/4). pp. 230-241. ISSN 1942-261x

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Abstract

Within the last decade, there has been a global increase in the use of e-business by both large and small companies. Today, it is generally acknowledged that e-business provides a range of opportunities for small businesses to operate and compete effectively; however, in developing countries such as Nigeria, there is very limited research on e-business adoption in the small business sector. This paper reviews existing literature on e-business adoption in developing countries, identifies key issues impacting upon e-business adoption and examines the use of e-business in four Nigerian small businesses using existing analytical models. The results indicate that Small Business Enterprises in Nigeria are indeed benefitting from e-business deployment, and key influencing factors affecting e-business adoption are identified. The study also concludes that different processes in different companies are affected by e-business, but that it is the customer facing processes in the main that have gained most from the adoption of e-business.

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Article Type: Article
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Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Computing and Technology
Research Priority Areas: Innovation, Design and Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 09:50
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 12:17
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4265

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