A Methodology for Electronic Business Initiatives Implementation in SME

Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 301)


The World Wide Web technology, supported on Internet, is transforming all business activities into information-based activities. As a result, one can see a radical change in the traditional theoretical models and organisation. The small and medium enterprises (SME) are the type of enterprises that can reap more advantages with the usage of Internet for electronic business. We found that current methodologies present gaps which make them inadequate and unable to help the small and medium enterprises define an effective strategy and follow an plausible implementation path. This being so, we propose a methodology to support the complete implementation lifecycle of electronic business in small and medium enterprises.


Business Process Electronic Commerce Medium Enterprise Physical Market Electronic Business 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade AbertaPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade do MinhoPortugal

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