The Role of Government in E-Business Adoption

The Role of Government in E-Business Adoption

Barbara Roberts (The University of Southern Queensland, Australia) and Mark Toleman (The University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-056-1.ch006
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An analysis of the role of government in e-business adoption is provided in this chapter, with empirical evidence from Australia included. It is shown that government influence is multifaceted. Governments champion e-business adoption for national economic gain; they provide the physical network on which much of e-business depends and increasingly provide e-government services to improve regulation and compliance effectiveness. E-government in particular can act as a strong driver of organisational adoption for some types of e-business processes. Implications for theory from a DOI perspective are included. The authors hope that further research by IS professionals will guide future e-business project directions by improving the understanding of government’s role in e-business adoption in practice, which in turn will improve theoretical understanding of how the benefits can best be maximized.

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