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- Can e-marketplaces bridge the digital divide: a WA perspective
- Standing, Craig; Sims, Ian; Stockdale, Rosemary; Wassenaar, Arjen
- Craig Standing, Ian Sims, Rosemary Stockdale and Arjen Wassenaar are debating the capacity of government sponsored e-marketplaces to act as bridges of the digital divide experienced by small and medium sized firms in the Australian context. They raise questions related to the capacity of such firms to reap the benefits of participation in such digital network arrangements and explore them in the context of two cases, a central and a regional government marketplace innitiative. Factors emerging through this study include shared ownership structures, the move from transaction to collaboration and information sharing business models, and the need to provide a wider rationale for marketplace development beyond narrow conceptions of direct economic returns.
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- Conference paper
- Organizational Information Systems in the Context of Globalization: proceedings of the IFIP TC8 and TC9/WG8.2 and WG9.4 Working Conference, Athens, Greece, 15-17 June 2003 / Mikko Korpela, Ramiro Montealegre and Angeliki Poulymenakou (eds.)
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- Australia; Digital divide; Electronic marketplaces; E-marketplaces; Government; Small and medium sized enterprises; SMEs
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
- 9781402074882, 1402074883
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- Copyright © 2003 by International Federation for Information Processing. All rights reserved.
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