E-business adoption in Saudi Arabian private sector

Al-Somali, Sabah A.; Gholami, Roya and Clegg, Ben (2010). E-business adoption in Saudi Arabian private sector. IN: 2010 International Conference on Information Society (i-Society). IEEE.


Despite the proliferation of e-business adoption by organisations and the world-wide growth of the e-business phenomenon, there is a paucity of empirical studies that examine the adoption of e-business in the Middle East. The aim of our study is to provide insights into the salient e-business adoption issues by focusing on Saudi Arabian businesses. We developed a conceptual model for electronic business (e-business) adoption incorporating nine factors. Survey data from 550 businesses were used to test the model and hypotheses. The findings of the study suggest that firm's technological readiness, top management Support, technology orientation, consumer readiness, trading partner readiness and regulatory support are important facilitators of e-business adoption. In addition, the study finds that, competitive pressure and organisational customer and competitor orientation is not a predictor for e-business adoption. The implications of the findings are discussed and suggestions for future inquiry are presented.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
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Event Title: 2010 International Conference on Information Society (i-Society)
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2010-06-28 - 2010-06-30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Systems
Published Date: 2010


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