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This conference paper was originally published as MacGregor, R and Vrazalic, L, The role small business clusters in prioritising barriers to e-commerce adoption: a study of Swedish regional SMEs, CRIC Cluster Conference. Beyond Cluster- Current Practices & Future Strategies Ballarat, 30 June-1 July 2005.


Despite government initiatives, studies show that SME still fail to realise the benefits of e-commerce adoption. This paper extends existing research by showing that the barriers to e-commerce adoption can be grouped according to two distinct factors: the difficulty of implementing e-commerce and the unsuitability of e-commerce to the business. The paper also shows that the relative importance of these two factors is affected by membership/non-membership of a small business cluster.

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