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Lazaridis School of Business & Economics

E-Government and SMEs

R. Craig

published: 2008 | Research publication | Chapters in books - ODS

Craig, R. (2008), "E-Government and SMEs" in Handbook of Research on Public Information Technology, Garson, D., & Khosrow-Pour, M. (eds.), Information Science Reference, Hersey, 94-104.

ABSTRACT: This chapter looks at a particular focus of e-government, that of support for business in general and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in particular. While this is only one segment of PIT (public information technology), it is an important one. The chapter starts with an overview of the importance of SMEs to regional and national economies, showing why governments encourage their start-up, survival and growth. Following this, an overview of e-G2B (e-government to business) initiatives around the world is provided, with particular attention directed to the SME perspective.

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