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A Study of the Extent of E-commerce Implementation Among Australian Organisations
journal contributionposted on 2017-06-08, 07:04 authored by Power, Damien J., Sohal, Amrik S.
A survey of 553 Australian companies indicates that while many organizations have seen significant benefits from the application of such techniques as EDI, product numbering and bar-coding, their acceptance has been far from universal. Many organizations appear to have only implemented in response to requests (or directives) from trading partners. The development of the Internet is proposed to be the means by which electronic trading can be made more accessible and affordable, thus enabling broader adoption and acceptance of business-to-business electronic commerce. This survey research provides evidence that this may indeed be the case, with a broader range of organizations seeing an opportunity to benefit from the adoption of Internet based technologies.