Barriers to E-Commerce and Competitive Business Models in Developing Countries: A Case Study
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Vol. 6, 2007
30 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2008
Date Written: 2007
This paper integrates and extends research on e-commerce in the developing world. We employ economic, sociopolitical and cognitive feedback systems to offer a simple model of e-commerce barriers in the developing world. We also examine some characteristics of e-business models successfully employed in developing countries. Then, we provide a case of a business model followed by a Nepal-based online provider. This paper's theoretical contribution is to explain the 'hows' and 'whys' of e-commerce in developing countries.
Keywords: E-commerce, e-commerce barriers, business model, developing countries, expatriates, innovation diffusion
JEL Classification: O33
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