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Title Electronic commerce for development / edited by Andrea Goldstein and David O'Connor
Published Paris : OECD, Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (203 pages) : illustrations
Series Development Centre seminars
Development Centre studies
Development Centre seminars.
Development Centre studies.
Contents Acknowledgements -- Preface -- An Introduction to the Debate on Electronic Commerce and Development by Andrea Goldstein and David O'Connor -- PART ONE: INTERNET AND THE ORGANISATION OF GLOBAL MARKETS -- Chapter 1 The Evolution of Global Value Chains in the Internet Era by Gary Gereffi -- Chapter 2 E-Commerce for Development: A General Framework by Patrizia Fariselli -- Chapter 3 E-Commerce for Development: Between Scylla and Charybdis by David O'Connor -- 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 by Sagren Moodley -- Chapter 5 Local Entrepreneurship in the Era of E-business: Early Evidence from the Indian Automobile Industry by Andrea Goldstein -- Chapter 6 The World's First Internet Coffee Auction: Design, Implementation and Lessons Learned by Morten Scholer -- PART THREE: COUNTRY EXPERIENCES AND LOCAL EXPERIMENTS -- Chapter 7 The Micro-Foundations of E-Commerce: Informational-Focused Development in Andhra Pradesh, India by Kyle Eischen -- Chapter 8 Cellular Phones in Rural Bangladesh: A Study of the Village Pay Phone of Grameen Bank by Salahuddin M. Aminuzzaman -- Chapter 9 Local Content Creation and E-Commerce: A South African Perspective by Carey-Ann Jackson and Johan Eksteen -- List of Participants -- Conference Agenda
Summary 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
Analysis Electronic Commerce Developing Countries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Economic development.
Electronic commerce.
Genre/Form Bologna (2001)
Form Electronic book
Author Goldstein, Andrea E.
O'Connor, David C., 1953-
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Development Centre.
ISBN 9264099549