Technology and culture: E-Commerce in China

Technology and culture: E-Commerce in China

Alev M. Efendioglu (University of San Francisco, USA) and Vincent F. Yip (University of San Francisco, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-363-0.ch014
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The number of Internet users around the world has been steadily growing and this growth has provided the impetus and the opportunities for global and regional e-commerce. However, as with the Internet, different characteristics (infrastructure and socio-economic) of the local environment have created a significant level of variation in the acceptance and growth of e-commerce in different regions of the world. Our research focuses on the impact of these infrastructure and socio-economic factors on e-commerce development in China and the findings provide insights into the role of culture in e-commerce, and the factors that may impact a broader acceptance and development of e-commerce in China. In this chapter, we present and discuss our findings, and propose some strategies for success for e-commerce in China.

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