Much of the e-commerce and IT research in small and medium sized enterprises (SME) indicates that these smaller businesses are lagging behind in implementing technological advances. This raises concerns for these SME's success as the Information Age becomes ever more of a reality. e-Business, e-Government & Small and Medium-Size Enterprises: Opportunities and Challenges offers a collection of chapters highlighting successful policy and practices which encourage SME's success in numerous different countries. Such a collection of international experiences and expertise offers policymakers, legislators, researchers, and to professionals insight into addressing the significant issues that are importance to the small business sector and ultimately will lead to the depiction of a more effective regulatory frameworks that will lead to the long-term success of EC in SMEs in countries around the world.
About the Editors
Professor Brian Corbitt, is Pro Vice Chancellor (Online Services). He is responsible for the integration of systems that support Deakin’s commitment to online support for teaching and learning. Dr. Corbitt is a Professor of Information Systems and Head of School in the School of Information Systems at Deakin University in Melbourne (2001-2002). He had previously been JADE Professor of eCommerce at Victoria University of Wellington from 200-2001. Prior to that Professor Corbitt taught Information Systems and Management at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Information Systems and at Monash in the Department of Management. He was also Head of College, International House in the University of Melbourne.
Dr. Nabeel A. Al-Qirim is a lecturer of IS, a module coordinator of eBusinessIT and a researcher (path) in the School of Computer and Information Sciences, Faculty of Business, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. He has a Cert. (Education), Bachelor degree in Elec. Engin., PostGradDipInfoSys. (Hons. with distinction), MBA and PhD. His research interests and publications are in IT & eBusiness in small businesses, SCM, mobile business, telemedicine and eBusiness in NGOs and in SMEs in developing countries.