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IJEEEE 2015 Vol.5(4): 203-211 ISSN: 2010-3654
doi: 10.17706/ijeeee.2015.5.4.203-211

Implementation of e-Logistics Systems for Developing EC Capability in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: A Conceptual Model

Pansy Chung, Ron Chuen Yeh, Yi-Cheng Chen
Abstract—In the 21st century, contemporary small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have come to realize the implementation of e-business systems for developing sound e-commerce (EC) capability is critical to maintain this competitiveness. Given that EC capability can proffer a variety of benefits to modern firms, the majority of SMEs are still slow to adopt e-commerce technologies in Asia-Pacific countries. In Taiwan, SMEs play an important role in the economy than they do in other developed nations. The development of EC capability is not only a novel way of doing business, but also an important solution confronting for the sustainable competitiveness of SMEs. In this paper, we propose a conceptual model to explain the processes of implementing e-logistics systems to develop an integrated B2B2C EC capability for SMEs. This conceptual model can provide instrumental guidelines to help SMEs build their e-business models and EC capabilities by identifying the potential of adopting e-logistics systems to greatly improve their competitiveness in today’s business environment.

Index Terms—E-Commerce, e-business, e-logistics, small and medium-sized enterprise.

Pansy Chung is with the Department of Information Management, Meiho University, Pingtung, Taiwan.
Ron Chuen Yeh is with the Department of Business Administration, Meiho University, Pingtung, Taiwan.
Yi-Cheng Chen is with the Department of Information Science & Management Systems, National Taitung University, Taitung, Taiwan.

Cite: Pansy Chung, Ron Chuen Yeh, Yi-Cheng Chen, " Implementation of e-Logistics Systems for Developing EC Capability in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: A Conceptual Model," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 5, no. 4, pp.203-211, 2015.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, INSPEC (IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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