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Electronic Commerce for Development, OECD Development Centre ; edited by Andrea Goldstein and David O'Connor

Abstract
In this collection of essays, renowned authors from various disciplines have drawn on supply chain analysis and industry studies to elucidate how NICT — new information and communications technologies — like mobile telephony and the Internet have been affecting low-income communities and small entrepreneurs from Bangladesh to South Africa. The general conclusion is sobering. NICT is no panacea for low productivity and profitability in emerging countries hampered by weak infrastructure, limited managerial expertise, poor quality control, and severe market distortions. Companies anywhere must nonetheless be “wired” to have any chance of competing in the global marketplace and perhaps reach hitherto inaccessible customers
Table Of Contents
""CONTENTS""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Preface""; ""An Introduction to the Debate on Electronic Commerce and Development""; ""PART ONE INTERNET AND THE ORGANISATION OF GLOBAL MARKETS""; ""Chapter 1 The Evolution of Global Value Chains in the Internet Era""; ""Chapter 2 E-Commerce for Development: A General Framework""; ""Chapter 3 E-Commerce for Development: Between Seylla and Charybdis""; ""PART TWO SECTORAL ANALYSES""; ""Chapter 4 The Prospects and Challenges of E-Business for the South African Automotive Components Sector: Preliminary Findings from Two Benchmarking Clubs""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (205 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9786610032990

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