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|Title:||E-Commerce, Communities and Government: A Snapshot of the Australian Experiencel|
|Publisher:||Springer London, Dordrecht Amsterdam|
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||Communities and Technologies: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2005|
|Series/Report no.:||Communities and Technologies|
|Abstract:||This paper is based on a research study of 12 local government councils in Australia funded by the Victorian e-Commerce Early Movers Assistance Scheme. (VEEM). Multiple cross-case content analyses were used to identify the underpinning themes in the study sample. It was found that the VEEM scheme was successful in raising awareness of e-Commerce within the community, however there is a wide disparity in local government readiness for e-Commerce and community demand for eCommerce. In order to accelerate the take-up of e-Commerce practices and technologies within communities, the tripartite relationship between State and Local government and the community is considered critical in diffusing e-Commerce. Specifically, the tripartite relationship should support raising awareness of e-commerce, and encouraging adoption of e-commerce.|
|Appears in Collections:||C&T 2005: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2005|
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