Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges

Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges

Sherif Kamel (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2005|Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 442
ISBN13: 9781591403548|ISBN10: 1591403545|EISBN13: 9781591403562|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-354-8


Most of the literature covering electronic business focuses on the developed world. Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges provides a chance to get to know more electronic business applications, successes, failures, challenges and opportunities in the developing world. These studies are gaining importance for future development of globalization, global trade and cultural dissemination.

Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges tackles these issues with a vision to the future on how to bridge these gaps and the barriers between the different corners of the world.

Reviews and Testimonials

The chapters included in this book provide a comprehensive coverage of electronic commerce in developing countries. The editor and contributing authors should be applauded for their valuable contributions on this topic. The book provides an excellent treatment of issues impacting the utilization of electronic commerce in developing countries, followed by the assessment of success and failure factors. In addition, the several cases included toward the end of this book also offer good examinations of real-life applications of these technologies. This scholarly book will be instrumental to researchers and managers in enhancing their understanding of issues and challenges of EC technologies in developing countries. Electronic Business in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges is an excellent book that should be read by those who are involved in the research and practice of electronic commerce utilization and management.

– Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Information Resources Management Association, in International Journal of E-Business Research 2(2), 2005

Anyone who wants to understand the challenges and opportunities around the drivers of the effective diffusion of e-business should read this book. Dr. Sherif Kamel in this book has led the way for us all in bringing together and highlighting these under-studied yet critical issues.

– Omar El Sawy, University of Southern California, USA

Great book! I have long awaited such a complete and comprehensive book teaching the challenges and opportunities of e-commerce in the developing world, written by experts from those countries.

– Adel Danish, XCEED, Egypt

This is an excellent addition to the literature on electronic business, obviously focusing on this activity in emerging markets. The individual chapters almost all provide valuable new empirical evidence on the extent of e-commerce in the different countries, the barriers faced in building up such business in emerging markets, and a number of suggestions about how firms should proceed to take advantage of e-commerce in their own contexts.

– Robert Grosse, Thunderbird Graduate School, USA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Sherif Kamel is an assistant professor of MIS and associate director of the Management Center at the American University in Cairo. Previously, he was the director of the Regional IT Institute [1992-2001] and the training manager of the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Center [1987-1991]. In 1996, he was a co-founding member of the Internet Society of Egypt.