E-business adoption in Saudi Arabian private sector

Sabah A. Al-Somali, Roya Gholami, Ben Clegg

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Despite the proliferation of e-business adoption by organisations and the world-wide growth of the e-business phenomenon, there is a paucity of empirical studies that examine the adoption of e-business in the Middle East. The aim of our study is to provide insights into the salient e-business adoption issues by focusing on Saudi Arabian businesses. We developed a conceptual model for electronic business (e-business) adoption incorporating nine factors. Survey data from 550 businesses were used to test the model and hypotheses. The findings of the study suggest that firm's technological readiness, top management Support, technology orientation, consumer readiness, trading partner readiness and regulatory support are important facilitators of e-business adoption. In addition, the study finds that, competitive pressure and organisational customer and competitor orientation is not a predictor for e-business adoption. The implications of the findings are discussed and suggestions for future inquiry are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 International Conference on Information Society (i-Society)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9564263-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1823-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Information Society (i-Society) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Jun 201030 Jun 2010


Conference2010 International Conference on Information Society (i-Society)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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