DRN Vol. 39 No.3
Reexamine SHS Programs Employment and Entrepreneurial Objectives
Regulatory Impact Assessment Adoption Determinants: A Diagnostic Framework
Exploring Responses to the Employment Impact of Excise Tax Reform: The Case of the Philippine Tobacco Industry
Mapping Out Employment Opportunities in the Cultural Heritage Sector A Strategic Framework

PIDS WB 2021-0904
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 3: Green And Inclusive Recovery
PIDS WB 2021-0903
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 2: Ethical Business
PIDS WB 2021-0902
Opening Program and Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 1: Resetting Capitalism
PIDS WB 2021-0901
19th Development Policy Research Month Kick-Off Forum
Publication Detail
SRC 2006-09: Use of the E-marketplace by Selected SMEs in Metro Manila: A Case Study

In response to the issue of how open e-marketplaces have enabled SMEs (Small- and Medium-Scale Enterprises) to leverage e-commerce, the study analyzed the development of a B2B (Business-to-Business) e-marketplace used by its Metro-Manila-based members. In particular, it analyzed the development stage of its services and use, and from its shadow, defined the exploratory path of evolvement. As a demonstrative case, the ultimate objective of the study is to bring SMEs to the e-marketplace platform as phased by evolving user needs and practicability. The study used survey and interview instruments for a close look at sample users against the general realities of online business provided by secondary information. The paper mainly discusses the drivers and obstacles to web migration and the consequential foreshadowing of e-marketplace development. Finally, the conclusion of the study identifies more exploratory options for development and their requisites.

UST-Research Cluster on Culture, Education and Social Issues
Authors Keywords
Villasis, George A.; electronic commerce (e-commerce); electronic network; B2B; small and medium enterprises (SMEs);
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2006 and available in the UST SRC Library or NO PDF AVAILABLE Downloaded 0 times since November 25, 2011
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display)
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.