Proceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2002)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2002 to Jan. 10, 2002
Government initiatives are continuously being designed to create stable and supportive environments for developing new industries, enhancing the global competitiveness of companies, promoting innovation, and fostering fair competition. Because of its significant potential, electronic business is now the focus of efforts in many countries, and governments are beginning to play a critical role in nurturing the e-readiness of various industry sectors. This paper presents a conceptual model for creating and sustaining an appropriate e-readiness climate that facilitates the national adoption of e-business. It focuses specifically on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and suggests six categories (of e-readiness metrics/measures) to be used for assessing how a country is performing in terms of providing a positive e-readiness climate for businesses/citizens.
small and medium enterprises (SMEs) initiative, e-government, e-readiness metrics, partnership model for e-readiness
D. Jutla, P. Bodorik and J. Dhaliwal, "Government Support for E-readiness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises," Proceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2002, pp. 127b.