Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges

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Sherif Kamel
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Jan 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 442 pages
Most of the literature covering electronic business focused on the developed world. Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges provides a chance to get to know more electronic business applications, successes, failures, challenges and opportunities in the developing world. These studies are gaining importance for future development of globalization, global trade and cultural dissemination. Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges tackles these issues with a vision to the future on how to bridge these gaps and the barriers between the different corners of the world.
 

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Contents

Electronic Business in Developing Countries The Digitalization of Bad Practices?
1
Role of Culture in Electronic Business Diffusion in Developing Countries
34
International ECommerce Language Cultural Legal and Infrastructure Issues Challenges and Solutions
45
ECommerce Infrastructure and Economic Impacts in Developing Countries Case of India
63
EMarketplace Adoption Success Factors Challenges and Opportunities for a Small Developing Country
88
ECommerce Activity Opportunities and Strategies in Latin America
118
Assessing Job Seekers Acceptance of Online Recruitment in Egypt
142
Evolution of Telecommunications and Mobile Communications in India A Synthesis in the Transition from Electronic to Mobile Business
170
Offshore Outsourcing An ECommerce Reality Opportunity for Developing Countries
265
Adoption and Implementation Obstacles of EBanking Services An Empirical Investigation of the Omani Banking Industry
283
Open Sourcing ELearning for Developing Countries
303
Strategic and Operational Values of ECommerce Investments in Jordanian SMEs
327
ECommerce Infrastructure in Developing Countries
349
An ECommerce Longitudinal Case Study from Ukraine
376
EBusiness in India Early Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Industry
392
Challenges and Opportunities for Information Brokers in Brazil A Study of Informational Needs of SouthernBrazilian Enterprises When Expanding ...
411

Critical Success Factors For EBrokerage An Exploratory Study in the Brazilian Market
193
EReadiness and Successful ECommerce Diffusion in Developing Countries Results from a Cluster Analysis
214
An Overview of ECommerce Security and Critical Issues for Developing Countries
234
Venturing the Unexplored EReadiness Assessment of Small and Medium Enterprises in Egypt
246
About the Authors
428
Index
438
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Dr. Kamel is an associate professor of MIS, the associate director of the Management Centre and the director of the Institute of Management Development at the American University in Cairo. From 1992 to 2001, he was the director of the Regional IT Institute; previously he worked for the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Centre since 1987. In 1996, he was one of the co-founding members of the Internet Society of Egypt. Dr. Kamel has published many articles in IT transfer to developing countries, electronic commerce, and decision support applications.

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