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A systems approach towards standards based teacher education: A multi perspective story of collaborative change

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Microsoft Word - JasonPEECS.doc Factors Influencing the Adoption of E- Commerce Technology by the Small and Medium Enterprises: Their E-Commerce Experience Vasin Chooprayoon1 and Chun Che Fung2 School of Information Technology, Murdoch University South Street, Murdoch, Perth, Western Australia 6150 [email protected] [email protected] Abstract—The objective of this paper is to investigate the factors which have influences on the adoption of electronic commerce technology (ECT) by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in Bangkok, Thailand. The e- commerce experiences of the SMEs are used as the predictors of the attitude and level towards the adoption. The finding showed that there were slight influences towards the ECT adoption due to four main factors: business environment, knowledge, organisation, and technology. I. INTRODUCTION This paper reports a study based on quantitative approaches in the determination of the factors influencing the adoption of E-commerce technology by the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand. Relevant models are examined and verified in this study in order to assess the applicability of such models from the perspective of Thailand. In 2002, the Thai government has endorsed an information technology policy framework entitled “Thailand Vision towards a Knowledge-Based Economy (IT 2010)”. The policy framework has been implemented and is expected to be followed through until 2010. The IT 2010 policy emphasises the roles of information technology for the enablement and facilitation of economic and social development. The five areas of information technology development highlighted in the policy are e-government, e-industry, e-commerce, e-education, and e-society. In addition, the policy framework also aims to develop the information technology industry in Thailand [1]. E-commerce is acknowledged by the Thai government that it has the ability to increase business opportunities,

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