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Portals for microenterprises in rural area: two cases
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5315-5450
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Knowledge and Research in Management and E-Commerce, ISSN 2231-203X, E-ISSN 2231-0339, Vol. 5, no 1, 13-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research has shown that microenterprises have ability to survive and grow with the support of portals that include eCcommerce. However, almost no research has demonstrated how it’s done and what support microenterprises want. Results of our study shows that the portals have to be improved to support the use of advanced ICT applications, make it usable to use, and give more time for core business for the participating microenterprises. We have seen that portals have to solve problem with the technical solution and the process of payment. The network building activities in the portals do not happen in such extent that we have expected based on previous research. If portals will get businesses to grow in microenterprises, we propose that in addition to providing access to advanced ICT applications need to climbs one step higher in the DTI ladder and create more of eCommerce to increase sales in a greater market. We also propose that portals which support cooperation between microenterprises in rural areas from different branches have the best chances to succeed in the future.

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2015. Vol. 5, no 1, 13-23 p.
Keyword [en]
microenterprises, portals, eCommerce
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-20305OAI: diva2:874221
Available from: 2015-11-26 Created: 2015-11-26 Last updated: 2015-12-10Bibliographically approved

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