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Barriers to e-commerce and competitive business models in developing countries: A case study

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nir B. Kshetri, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This paper integrates and extends research on e-commerce in the developing world. We use three categories of feedback systems–economic, sociopolitical and cognitive—to offer a simple model of e-commerce barriers in the developing world. We also examine characteristics of e-business models that can be successfully employed in developing countries. Then, we provide the case of an e-business model followed by a Nepal-based multiple international award winning online provider. This paper‘s theoretical contribution is to explain the =hows‘ and =whys‘ of e-commerce in developing countries and to identify clear contexts and attendant mechanism.

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Publication
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 6, 443-452.
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
E-commerce, E-commerce barriers, Business model, Developing countries, Expatriates, Innovation diffusion