An e-government initiative to support supply chain integration for small to medium sized enterprises: successes and challenges.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/223058
Title:
An e-government initiative to support supply chain integration for small to medium sized enterprises: successes and challenges.
Authors:
Chen, Hsin; Papazafeiropoulou, Anastasia; Wu, Chingfang
Abstract:
The paper highlights the importance of the e-government initiative to support the supply chain integration among Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs). It has been reported that organisations need to integrate their Information Technology (IT) infrastructures to support the integration of their supply chains to increase their efficiency. However, the current research suggests that Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs), due to their lack of expertise and financial resources to invest in the necessary technologies, seem to need further support from the government in their efforts to adopt IT. Therefore, the role of the government is fundamental in supporting them to adopt supply chain management technologies, especially in geographical contexts such as this of Taiwan. A case study is therefore carried out in this paper to study an initiative taken in Taiwan by the government in order to help the supply chain integration of Taiwanese IT manufacturing companies. The findings suggest that the adoption of IT by SMEs (i.e. suppliers) is very much dependent on external forces (resource-dependency view), thus the government has a very important role to play when it comes to supporting SMEs to join supply chain networks. In doing so, this research provides a broader understanding of the phenomenon of e-government initiatives to support supply chain integration in practice.
Citation:
Database for Advances in Information Systems, 2011, 42 (4): 63-80
Journal:
Database for Advances in Information Systems
Issue Date:
Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/223058
DOI:
10.1145/2096140.2096145
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0095-0033
Appears in Collections:
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChen, Hsinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPapazafeiropoulou, Anastasiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWu, Chingfangen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T13:23:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-10T13:23:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-
dc.identifier.citationDatabase for Advances in Information Systems, 2011, 42 (4): 63-80en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0095-0033-
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/2096140.2096145-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/223058-
dc.description.abstractThe paper highlights the importance of the e-government initiative to support the supply chain integration among Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs). It has been reported that organisations need to integrate their Information Technology (IT) infrastructures to support the integration of their supply chains to increase their efficiency. However, the current research suggests that Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs), due to their lack of expertise and financial resources to invest in the necessary technologies, seem to need further support from the government in their efforts to adopt IT. Therefore, the role of the government is fundamental in supporting them to adopt supply chain management technologies, especially in geographical contexts such as this of Taiwan. A case study is therefore carried out in this paper to study an initiative taken in Taiwan by the government in order to help the supply chain integration of Taiwanese IT manufacturing companies. The findings suggest that the adoption of IT by SMEs (i.e. suppliers) is very much dependent on external forces (resource-dependency view), thus the government has a very important role to play when it comes to supporting SMEs to join supply chain networks. In doing so, this research provides a broader understanding of the phenomenon of e-government initiatives to support supply chain integration in practice.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSMEsen_GB
dc.subjecte-governmenten_GB
dc.subjectTaiwanen_GB
dc.subjectsupply chainen_GB
dc.subjectsmall to medium-sized enterprisesen_GB
dc.titleAn e-government initiative to support supply chain integration for small to medium sized enterprises: successes and challenges.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalDatabase for Advances in Information Systemsen_GB
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