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Document Type: Article
Title: The adoption of consortium B2B e-marketplaces: An exploratory study
Authors: White, Andrew
Daniel, Elizabeth
Ward, John
Wilson, Hugh
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Andrew White, Elizabeth Daniel, John Ward and Hugh Wilson. The adoption of consortium B2B e-marketplaces: An exploratory study, The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Vol. 16(1), March 2007, p.71-103
Abstract: Despite the considerable number of electronic B2B marketplaces formed and the benefits cited as arising from their use, many have gone out of business. This exploratory study seeks to provide a qualitative exposition of the specific factors influencing the adoption of consortium-owned B2B e-marketplaces. The study is based upon case studies of twelve companies trading through three different consortium B2B e-marketplaces. Twenty-six specific factors are identified and their impact on adoption is discussed. The identification of a significant number of factors specific to this domain provides real meaning and depth to those interested in the future of e-marketplaces. In particular, the factors identified provide those that operate such e-marketplaces with a detailed and actionable understanding of the issues they should address in order to survive, and provide users or potential users of consortium marketplaces with a practical framework with which to assess individual marketplaces. The factors can also form the basis of future studies of other types of marketplaces and of quantitative studies of adoption.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsis.2007.01.004
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