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Title: Perception and adoption of B2B electronic marketplaces: a case of manufacturing MSMEs
Researcher: Upadhyaya, Pallavi
Guide(s): Mohanan P
Prasad, Manjunatha K
Keywords: Management
Adoption stage
B2B e-marketplace
Upload Date: 21-Jan-2013
University: Manipal University
Completed Date: 29/08/2012
Abstract: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector is the growth engine of Indian economy. It has received due attention of policy makers of the country due to its share in national exports, employment and GDP. In manufacturing sector, MSMEs constitute 95 per cent of the total industrial units. Hence enhancing the competitiveness of this sector has become the priority of the Government of India. B2B e-marketplace is an ICT innovation that facilitates MSMEs to market their products on the internet. On one hand, e-marketplace provides several benefits to MSMEs such as access to broader market, ability to enter supply chain of large companies, access to information at single source and the like. On the other hand, researchers opine that e-marketplaces increase competition among MSMEs and benefits of participation in e-marketplace are higher to large buyers. As use of B2B e-marketplace by MSMEs in India, is in growth stage, there is a need to understand the perceptions and experiences of MSMEs with B2B e-marketplaces. Even though there are empirical studies on adoption of B2B e-business, majority of them either focus on large firms or electronic business in general. There is lack of empirical studies on adoption of B2B e-marketplaces in India, especially in the context of small firms. This research is an empirical study undertaken in Karnataka state of India and aims to identify the factors that influence the adoption of B2B e-marketplaces by MSMEs. It assesses the services of the B2B e-marketplace used by the adopter MSMEs and benefits achieved using B2B e-marketplaces. The study also identifies barriers to adoption and use of B2B e-marketplaces.
Pagination: 173p.
Appears in Departments:Manipal Institute of Management

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