College of Business & Economics

Department of e-Business & Technology Management

Seminar Series

The Department of e-Business and Technology Management encourages scholarship through a research seminar series that features faculty presentations of recent work to faculty and students within the department and College of Business and Economics.  Past seminar titles include:

Date of Presentation 10/4/2013
Time 3:00:00 PM
Location ST 310
Presenter Dr. Xiaolin Li
Seminar Title Top Management Support and Diffusion of E-Procurement Systems in High Power Distance Cultures: The Empirical Evidence from China
Abstract This paper develops and empirically tests a research framework that models the role of technological, organizational and environmental factors in organizational intention toward E-procurement systems. The partial least square analysis of survey data of 211 firms in China demonstrates that technological factors including perceived efficiency benefits and perceived ease, organizational factors including B2B commerce expertise, information sharing culture, and top management support, and an environmental factor, business partner pressure, shape in different ways organizational intention to adopt and to continue with e-procurement. The findings highlight the important role of top management support in the adoption and continued use of e-procurement in high power distance countries.


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