World Trade Point Federation: Bringing E-Commerce Capabilities to Developing Nations

International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce (IJCEC), Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 39-53

20 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2005

See all articles by Nikhilesh Dholakia

Nikhilesh Dholakia

University of Rhode Island

Nir Kshetri

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics

Abstract

This case provides an overview of the roles of the global Trade Point network (GTPNet) in facilitating small and medium sized enterprises' (SMEs) adoption of the Internet and e-commerce technologies. The GTPNet puts potential and actual traders in the position of suppliers and users of strategic information. Using the services provided by a Trade Point, traders can identify markets for their products, complete export formalities and procedures, and meet other international trade related requirements on the spot. The functioning of Trade Points program is also discussed in terms of three core aspects of the program: Market Point, Knowledge Point, and Info Point.

Keywords: E-Commerce, World Trade Point Federation, Developing Nations

JEL Classification: O33

Suggested Citation

Dholakia, Nikhilesh and Kshetri, Nir, World Trade Point Federation: Bringing E-Commerce Capabilities to Developing Nations. International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce (IJCEC), Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 39-53. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=846464

Nikhilesh Dholakia

University of Rhode Island ( email )

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Kingston, RI 02881
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Nir Kshetri (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics ( email )

401 Bryan Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6179
United States
336-334-4530 (Phone)
336-334-4141 (Fax)

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