Keywords: SMEs, internet adoption, e-business infusion, electronic business, small and medium sized enterprises
Disparity of the infusion of e-business within SMEs: a global perspective
The objective of this paper is to present the initial phase of a study on e-business infusion among SMEs. Currently organisations, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), are in the midst of change. The use of the internet for e-business could be a medium for SMEs to respond to changes in the marketplace. Meanwhile, the adoption of internet by SMEs as a tool to enhance the business process has been slow. This paper provides an overview of the state of SMEs' infusion and a brief description by continent: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America.