The main focus of this project is to observe whether or not introduction to internet-based Information and Communication Technology (ICT) changes Micro and Small-sized Enterprises (MSEs) attitudes and perceptions toward participating in international transactions, in particular with Australian counterparts.
Approaches in achieving this focus are as follows:
1) Primary data gathering approach: Field survey randomly visiting households in the Bantul district, Yogyakarta province. There are four main activities:
2) Secondary data gathering approach: Visiting various agencies in Yogyakarta to collect information on MSEs in Yogyakarta, particularly in the Bantul district.
3) Data analysis approach: Conducting a microeconometric analysis to reveal the impact of internet-based ICT adaptation on MSEs attitude toward engaging in international transactions, particularly with Australian partners.
4) Dissemination approach: Delivering rite papers on this issue and disseminating them through various workshops, conferences and journal publications.