Journal article

Regional Adoption of Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce in China: Role of E-Readiness

Jing Tan, Stephan Ludwig

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Adoption of B2B e-commerce is a powerful driver of economic success in developed and developing countries. However, adoption rates in developing countries lag far behind. This paper draws on the perceived e-readiness model and research on the influence of interorganizational relationships and economic-cultural contexts to explain the importance of three factors - interorganizational power dependence, cooperativeness, and regional economic-cultural differences - for achieving higher levels of Internet-based electronic data interchange (EDI) in the developing country of China. We employ survey data to empirically test both the individual and joint influence of these factors. The findings sugge..

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