The diffusion of e-commerce in developing economies; a resource-based approach

The diffusion of e-commerce in developing economies; a resource-based approach

The diffusion of e-commerce in developing economies; a resource-based approach.

Ed. by Zeinab Karake Shalhoub and Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi.

Edward Elgar Publishing

2006

273 pages

$110.00

Hardcover

HF5548

Shalhoub (management information services, American U. of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates) and Qasimi (Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates) look at emerging economy experiences with e-commerce and e- government adoption and implementation in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates. The experiences are analyzed from the perspectives of resource-based and institutional theories that address organizational and environmental factors that influence organizational adoption of innovations, institutional pressures from the environment that influence technology adoption, and factors that account fro firm and government failures to respond effectively to environmental changes. The theories lead to six tested hypotheses that relate e-commerce and e-government diffusion to quantity and quality of human resources, financial resources, Internet-based resources, and technical capabilities, as well as the strength and transparency of cyber law and the existence of credible payment channels.

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