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Despite the importance of international trade firms in China's economic development, there is only limited empirical evidence about how these firms assimilate Internet-based e-business in global supply chain operations. Using the Technology-Organization-Environment framework, this study investigates technological, organizational, and environmental factors(More)
What motivates firms to develop Internet-enabled interfirm communication? We draw upon the work of Alavi et al. (2005–2006) and propose that the use of the Internet in inter-firm communication is influenced by a firm's firm orientation and its internal communities of practice. Based on data collected from 307 international trade firms in the Beijing area,(More)
Consequently, aside from very limited evidence about Internet's application in Chinese firms' business operations, it is certainly important to reveal the patterns of how Chinese firms assimilate Internet technologies and how they are different from the firms in the West. By assimilation, we mean two distinct perspectives. 1 The first is strategy(More)