Electronic Commerce in Egypt

Electronic Commerce in Egypt

Sherif Kamel (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-72-8.ch010
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Abstract

The information and communication technologies have had remarkable impacts worldwide on the emergence of a number of trends and applications affecting business, the industry and the economy. One of the vastly growing waves in today’s changing environment is electronic commerce. It is directly affecting the way people communicate, interact and do business. Electronic commerce currently represents 2% of the global business transactions but promises to dominate the business environment in the 21st century. The successful presence of electronic commerce through the Internet has helped create low cost and more efficient channels for product and service sales through a more dynamic and interactive venue of opportunities where the world becomes the market place. This chapter reflects on the ways business will be developed and formulated in the 21st century. As the world is converging into a global village where supply and demand interacts across nations and continents, electronic commerce represents an opportunity for many countries around the world. Egypt, one of the rapidly growing economies among the developing world has thoroughly invested in transforming its society to deal with the information-based global market economy of the coming century. Respectively, one of the associated technologies in business development and trading has been electronic commerce. With the introduction of the Internet since 1993 in Egypt, today there are around 250,000 Internet subscribers served by 50 Internet service providers and representing the starting point for a potential electronic commerce community. As the Internet grows in magnitude and capacity, electronic commerce will flourish and will have direct implications on the socioeconomic and business development process in Egypt. This chapter demonstrates Egypt’s vision with regard to electronic commerce and its possible utilization in its developmental and planning processes. Moreover, the chapter will demonstrate the roles of the government, the public and the private sector facing the challenges and opportunities enabled by electronic commerce, and how Egypt places the new enabled information and communication technologies as tools that can help in the nation’s development process.

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Chapter 1
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Nancy Herman
During the past two decades, advances in computer technologies combined with telecommunication technologies have lead to the development of the... Sample PDF
Web-Enabled Technologies Assessment and Management: Critical Issues
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Chapter 2
Nancy L. Russo
The use of the Internet, and the World Wide Web in particular, has grown at a phenomenal rate. The Internet, the world’s largest computer network... Sample PDF
Developing Applications for the Web: Exploring Differences between Traditional and World Wide Web Application Development
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Chapter 3
Ming-te Lu, W. L. Yeung
An ever-increasing number of businesses have established Web sites to engage in commercial activities today, forming the so-called Web-based... Sample PDF
Planning for Effectiveness Web-Based Commerce Application Development
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Chapter 4
Mathew J. Klempa
This chapter presents a perspective on web technologies acquisition, utilization, organization change and transformation grounded in Gidden’s theory... Sample PDF
Managing Web Technologies Acquisition, Utilization and Organization Change: Understanding Sociocognitive Processual Dynamics
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Chapter 5
Arno Scharl
Web-enabled standard software for electronic commerce incorporating adaptive components will reduce the barriers between productive data processing... Sample PDF
The Five Stages of Customizing Web-Based Mass Information Systems
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Chapter 6
Dirk Vriens, Paul Hendriks
It is often claimed that the Internet and associated technologies have paved the way for new types of businesses, new types of consumer behavior... Sample PDF
Viability through Web-Enabled Technologies
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Chapter 7
World Wide Wait  (pages 146-161)
Fui Hoon Nah, Kihyun Kim
The explosive popularity of the World Wide Web (WWW) is the biggest event in the Internet era. Since its public introduction in 1991, WWW has become... Sample PDF
World Wide Wait
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Chapter 8
Paul Darbyshire, Andrew Wenn
The WWW is a resource of enormous potential for education. The use of this resource for presentation of learning materials is well documented... Sample PDF
A Matter of Necessity: Implementing Web-Based Subject Administration
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Chapter 9
Tammy Whalen, David Wright
The Web has had a major impact on how corporate training departments manage employee training. The evolution of computers and networks allows... Sample PDF
Web-Based Competency and Training Management Systems for Distance Learning
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Chapter 10
Sherif Kamel
The information and communication technologies have had remarkable impacts worldwide on the emergence of a number of trends and applications... Sample PDF
Electronic Commerce in Egypt
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Chapter 11
Mahesh S. Raisinghani, David Baker
Studies have shown that people remember 20 percent of what they see, 40 percent of what they see and hear, and 70 percent of what they see, hear... Sample PDF
Managing the Business of Web-Enabled Education and Training: A Framework and Case Studies for Replacing Blackboards with Browsers for Distance Learning
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