Barriers to e-commerce in developing countries

Lawrence, Japhet Eke and Tar, Usman A. (2010) Barriers to e-commerce in developing countries. Information, society and justice journal, 3 (1). pp. 23-35. ISSN 1756-1078

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Electronic commerce (EC) has the potential to improve efficiency and productivity in many areas and, therefore, has received significant attention in many countries. However, there has been some doubt about the relevance of ecommerce for developing countries. The absence of adequate basic infrastructural, socio-economic and the lack of government national ICT strategies have created a significant barrier in the adoption and growth of e-commerce in developing countries. The study shows that, in order to understand the adoption and diffusion of e-commerce in developing countries, cultural issues need to be considered. In this paper, we present and discuss these issues hindering e-commerce adoption in developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; Developing countries; E-commerce; Internet; Technology; Internet technology; IT; Information technology; Information and Communication Technology; ICT
Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & auxiliary services
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 09:58
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 15:50


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