Global Electronic Business Research: Opportunities and Directions

Global Electronic Business Research: Opportunities and Directions

Nabeel Al-Qirim (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)
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Release Date: December, 2005|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 374
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-642-6
ISBN13: 9781591406426|ISBN10: 1591406420|EISBN13: 9781591406457|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781591406440
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It is important to monitor and to reflect on the progress of e-commerce research in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and to look at the e-commerce phenomenon in SMEs, at a specific time and place in different countries in the world.

Global Electronic Business Research: Opportunities and Directions encourages researchers and professionals interested in SMEs and e-commerce to address the next phase in this field. This book points to some of the impending issues concerning e-commerce in SMEs, and highlights the need to do something in order to bridge the existing divide between the two. Global Electronic Business Research: Opportunities and Directions raises the importance of addressing the e-commerce phenomenon in SMEs at a global level.

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Editor Biographies
Dr. Nabeel A. Al-Qirim joined academia in 1999 in New Zealand after working for 12 years in the IT industry with companies such as IBM, COMPAQ, Group Bull/Honeywell, Siemens Nixdorf, and Data General as a technical-solutions consultant and project manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, an MBA, a PostGradDip-IS (Honors with distinction), Cert. in Education, and a Ph.D. in information systems. In addition to teaching, he was promoted to roles including researcher and module coordinator for e-business at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. In 2004, he joined the College of IT, United Arab Emirates University. He has published more than 50 articles in refereed international outlets including journals, books, conference papers, and book chapters. His research has covered different interdisciplinary areas such as IT and e-commerce strategy in businesses and in SMEs, e-government, health information systems and telemedicine, mobile commerce, outsourcing, supply chain management, and e-commerce in developing countries and in NGOs. Dr. Al-Qirim is active within the university’s inner and outer community: conferences (AMCIS, BLED, IIT, IRMA, MoMM), associations (AIS, IRMA, IFIP, SBIRIT) and on the editorial board of several journals (IJKM, EM, IJCEC, JECO, BPMJ, JCIT, DII, IRMJ). He is the co-chair of the IIT’05 conference. He also chaired several tracks and sessions in international conferences and organized workshops and panels. For more details refer to: http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/nalqirim.
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