Industry and Use of Internet Enabled Business Practices

Foley, Patrick and Samson, Danny (2003) Industry and Use of Internet Enabled Business Practices. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


The study aims to address the lack of empirical research into how industry factors influence the adoption of internet-enabled business practices (IBP) in large organisations. Using 2002 data from 281 Australian firms approximately 21.9% could be classified as 'brick and mortar' and while the rest could be classified as 'click and mortar' organisations only 4.9% were high users of IBP's. Only 6% of the variation in internet-enabled business practices is explained by industry membership at the ANZSIC industry division level though at the sub-division level this rose to 14%. A firm's size, monopoly position and industry turbuence explained 14% (13% adjusted) of IBP adoption variation. The findings suggested that the adoption of Internet-enabled business practices is more likely to occur in industries where there is a perception by senior management of competitive turbulence.

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Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
DOI 18
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords industry membership; industry turbulence; internet usage
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