E-Commerce Infrastructure in Developing Countries

E-Commerce Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Author: 
Sleem, Aladdin Moawad
Place: 
Hershey
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2005
Editor: 
Kamel, Sherif
Journal Title: 
Electronic Business in Developing Countries
Source: 
Electronic Business in Developing Countries
Abstract: 

This chapter provides an overview of the existing e-commerce infrastructure in Developing Countries. A comprehensive survey of all the technologies used in e-commerce is introduced at the beginning of the chapter followed by a description of e-commerce infrastructure components. This chapter groups e-commerce infrastructure into three difference categories, namely: technological infrastructure, financial infrastructure, and the legislative infrastructure. An overview of the current technological, financial, as well as legislative e-commerce infrastructure in Developing Countries is provided which shows that many developing countries do not have the infrastructure required to provide e-commerce services. The author acknowledges the importance of e-commerce and its impact on the economy of any country and hopes that a clear understanding of the entire underlying infrastructure can help the Developing Countries to accelerate the growth of its e-commerce services.

CITATION: Sleem, Aladdin Moawad. E-Commerce Infrastructure in Developing Countries edited by Kamel, Sherif . Hershey : IGI Global , 2005. Electronic Business in Developing Countries - Available at: http://library.au.int/e-commerce-infrastructure-developing-countries