Emerging Markets and E-Commerce in Developing Economies

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Rouibah, Kamel
IGI Global, Oct 31, 2008 - Computers - 498 pages
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High Internet penetration in regions such as North America, Australia, and Europe, has proven the World Wide Web as an important medium for e-commerce transaction. Despite the soaring adoption statistics for those already developed societies, diffusion rates still remain low for the less developed countries, with e-commerce in its infancy.

Emerging Markets and E-Commerce in Developing Economies enhances understanding of e-commerce models and practices in less developed countries, and extends the growing literature on e-commerce. An essential addition to worldwide library collections in technology, commerce, social sciences, and related fields, this essential contribution expands the body of knowledge in the field with relevant theoretical foundations, methodologies, and frameworks, to the benefit of the international academic, research, governmental, and industrial communities.

 

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Contents

A Review of Theoretical Frameworks and Approaches
1
An Empirical View
57
Identifying Factors for Lack of ECommerce in Developing Countries
70
An Exploration of Perceptions and Attitudes
89
ECommerce Adoption and Appropriation by SMEs in Sri Lanka
105
Impediments and Opportunities
131
Experiences and Lessons Learned from the DistrictNet Programme
146
EGovernment and Its Impact on ECommerce in LDCs
166
An Economic Framework for the Assessment of ECommerce in Developing Countries
255
Guidelines for Preparing Organizations in Developing Countries for StandardsBased B2B
271
A Proposed Template for the Evaluation of Web Design Strategies
293
Electronic Commerce Reality in Tunisia
319
Can We Wake Up the Giant?
331
Case of Speedsendcom
349
The State and Development of ECommerce in Serbia
372
Compilation of References
409

Empirical Evidence from Malaysia and Algeria
193
Implications for Developing Countries
210
The Case of Kuwait
230
About the Contributors
458
Index
468
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Kamel Rouibah is an Associate Professor of information systems, College of Business Administration (CBA) at Kuwait University. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from Ecole Polytechnique of Grenoble, France. Before joining CBA, he worked at Faculty of Technology Management at Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (France). His research interests include design of information systems, management information systems, engineering data management, workflow management, information systems, and information technology acceptance. He was involved in several European projects. His publications appeared in several leading journals: Journal of Strategic Information System, IT & People, Computers in Industry; International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Robotics & Computer Integrated Manufacturing Journal; Journal of Decision System; Journal of Engineering Design. He has also taught many information systems courses in France, Netherlands, and Kuwait.

Omar Khalil is currently a Professor of Information Systems, Quantitative Methods & Information Systems (QMIS) Department, College of Business Administration, Kuwait University. He has a PhD in Information Systems from the University of North Texas. His publications have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Global Information Management, Journal of Organizational and End- User Computing, Information Resources management Journal, International Journal of Production and Economics, International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of informing Science, and International journal of Enterprise Information Systems. His research interest includes information systems effectiveness, global information systems, information quality, and knowledge management. He has taught many graduate and undergraduate information systems courses in a number of universities in Egypt, USA, and Kuwait. He has served as the program committee member of various international conferences and reviewer for various international journals.

Aboul Ella Hassanien (Abo) is a Professor at Cairo University, Faculty of Computers and Information, IT Department and the Chair of Scientific Research Group in Egypt (SRGE). Abo is the chair of the International Rough Sets Society-Egypt Chapter. He received his BSc with honors in 1986 and MSc degree in 1993, both from Ain Shams University, Faculty of Science, Pure Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Cairo, Egypt. On September 1998, he received his doctoral degree from the Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Science & Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He works in a multidisciplinary environment involving machine intelligence, network security and cryptology, data mining, various issues in intelligent environment including monitoring pollutions, technologies for disabled people including text-to-speech for blind people, Arabic sign Language, Social networks, biomedical engineering and bioinformatics and their applications to various real-world problems. He has authored/coauthored over 360 research publications in peer-reviewed reputed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He has served as the program committee member of various international conferences and reviewer for various international journals. He has received the excellence younger researcher award from Kuwait University for the academic year 2003/2004. He has guest edited many special issues for international scientific journals. He has directed many funded research projects. He is the editor and co-editor for more than 30 books in the area of rough computing, computational intelligence, social networks, bioinformatics, and E-commerce. For more details, please see http://www.egyptscience.net. [Editor]

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